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Contestant #15 Veronica Shiu, a favorite among the 16 beauty queen aspirants, won the Miss Hong Kong 2014 title and was also chosen for the Miss Photogenic and Miss Friendship awards during the pageant's finals held last August 31, Sunday.
Veronica Shiu, whom 'Black Heart White Soul' star Kristal Tin has chosen as one of her personal favorites, is crowned Miss Hong Kong 2014, garnering over 156,000 votes. The 24-year old student won first runner-up during the Miss Chinese Vancouver pageant in 2012. Veronica Shiu is said to have dreamt of becoming a performer. Additionally, she enjoys keeping herself fit through jogging, yoga and other exercises. The new beauty queen has impressed the judges during the finals event with a dance performance and elegance in the way she moved. When she was asked what she has learned from joining the Miss Hong Kong 2014 pageant, she said that her speaking skills in Cantonese improves, and that she has learned how to be more poised when standing on stage.
Veronica Shiu is 5-foot 5-inches tall, weighs 112 lbs and has vital statistics of 34-24.5-35 inches. On the other hand, Contestant #9 Erin Wong has established herself on the first runner-up position after gaining 28,894 votes. She has expressed that she was rather surprised when the results came out. It seems like she was not expecting to end up in the second place. Despite that, she has also stated that she remained calm and confident during the pageant.
Contestant #9 Erin Wong is 23 years old, standing 5 feet and 6 inches tall yet weighing only 96 lbs. She enjoys dancing as well as singing, travelling and cooking.Finally, on the second runner-up place is Contestant #7 Katherine Ho, who has earned a total of 24,903 votes. She has nabbed the third spot in the pageant by impressing the judges with her intelligence and poise during the question-and-answer segment. The beauty queen aspirant had been plagued with rumors regarding her very active social lifestyle, but she has set the matter aside by answering well and standing elegantly on stage. Katherine Ho is happy with the results, saying that she has shared her experience with her mother who had been with her, supporting her through out the pageant. Congratulations to the winners of the Miss Hong Kong 2014!
"Rear Mirror" peaks at 31 PTS; Louisa So promises to get married if ratings break 40
"Rear Mirror" cast members Louisa So, Wayne Lai, Natalie Tong, Tony Hung and others appeared in Tseung Kwan O TVB City to celebrate Monday night's episode peaking at 31 points! Louisa revealed that once she received the news of the high rating, she was so happy and blurted out "I am very happy!" and expressed her hopes for the ratings to continue climbing up, to another number that will make her scream out loud.
Speaking of Tony Hung showing up today in a cosplay costume as Asuka Langley Soryu to fulfill the promise he made if ratings are good, Louisa also added to the list: "If the ratings break 40, I'll get married immediately!", causing everyone to be surprised and congratulate Louisa. Louisa admitted that her boyfriend had proposed to her many times already, but when asked if she agreed or not, she did not respond and only said: "Hope the ratings break 40! Then you ecan ask whatever you want! (Happy event one after another?) Yes! Double happiness please!"
Wayne Lai expressed that he is very happy about the drama passing 30 PTS, but he remained humble and said he believes the drama received good results because of his co-stars and the balance of the script was done well. Wayne also revealed that they may have a celebration party on the night of the finale: "If the results are good, I think it's great if we gather together!"
About Louisa promising that she will get married if the ratings break 40 PTS, Wayne laughed and said if Louisa gets married, then he will treat a table of the Rear Mirror co-stars to congratulate Louisa. Natalie Tong also promised that if the ratings break 35 PTS, she will dress in her beer girl costume from the drama and show her "career line" to thank the audience for their support. Tony Hung agreed that then, he will play guitar and sing an English song and accompany Natalie showing her career line.
Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog. Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of the drug found at Jaycee's home. Their arrest comes amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs which has already netted several celebrity figures. Gao Hu, 40, who appeared in the 2011 Zhang Yimou film "The Flowers of War", was detained earlier this month for possession of marijuana and methamphetamines, state media said.
In June, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for "forceful measures" to tackle illegal drug use. A government anti-drug advisor told the Associated Press news agency that Chinese celebrities were being targeted because of the "huge influence" their behaviour had on "their large numbers of fans". Beijing Municipal Anti-Drug Office deputy director Jin Zhihai however, said that police were not specifically targeting celebrities. "If there is an increased crackdown on drugs, the number of celebrity offenders will also rise," he told the Beijing Times on 14 August.
Last week, 42 artist management agencies in Beijing signed an agreement with police pledging not to recruit celebrities with reported drug use problems. Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko are the latest celebrities to be netted in the high-profiled crackdown and Chinese actor Gao Hu was arrested in August for drug possession. Jaycee's father Jackie was named an official "Narcotics Control Ambassador" by Chinese police in 2009, had been put under "criminal detention" for the suspected crime of "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs", Beijing police said. If convicted, Jaycee faces a maximum prison term of three years.
Kai Ko, accused of consuming drugs, had received a two-week detention term, his management firm Star Ritz Productions said. "I feel very regretful, very sorry to all the people who support me. I've been a very bad example, I've made a very big mistake," he said in an interview broadcast on Chinese state television on Tuesday. Beijing police also said two other people, a 36-year-old assistant and a 33-year-old suspected dealer, were detained in the incident.
Jaycee's management firm M'Stones International apologised on his behalf for the "social impact" caused and said they would "supervise his rehabilitation and help him return to the right path". According to SCMP, Jackie Chan has travelled to Beijing in a bid to help his son Jaycee, following his arrest on drugs charges.