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(Left to Right: Christy, Nicki, Gloria, Wingto)
(Left to Right: Serena, Beverly, Joyce, KK)
(Left to Right: Cindy, Angie, Lily, Ashley)
(Left to Right: Sam Chui Wah, Teresa, Windy, Vienna and Vienna's tattoo)
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Miss Hong Kong 2012: First Round Auditions; Many 'Plastic' Participants
This year marks the Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant's 40th anniversary and the theme this year is "make an eye-opener for you". For this grand occasion, TVB announced earlier that shooting took place in London, in order to recruit more girls to participate in the contest. Today, the organizers held the first round of auditions at TVB City with nearly 200 applications submitted. However, only 135 of them came to the audition.
This year's participants are indeed an 'eye-opener', poor quality and on average quite short; one of them only stands at 5 feet, 2 inches. There are only a few that have decent looks, while the majority of them are pretty 'keh leh' (weird looking).
25 year old 'Pirated Annie Liu' (Cindy) and 'Pirated Cherrie Ying' (Gloria) were both in white dresses, appearing clear and pure, quite pleasant to the eyes. They were considered the most attractive across the board. However, the two were rather shy and were too afraid to speak in front of the media. 22 year old Wingto had been a model for 3 years and is experienced. When facing the media, she had no fear and knew how to pose for the cameras and put on a sweet smile. She responded to reporters' questions with simplicity. Wonder if it's because of the popular film You Are the Apple of My Eye that made (Christy) turn into the 'goddess' Michelle Chen, but Christy's white dress really displayed her young woman look. 'Mature Alice Ho' (Beverly) possesses a sweet body figure.
19 year old 'Wuhan Viann Zhang' (Serena) came all the way from Wuhan, she had white skin and her tight dress clearly showed off her body figure. Compared to the HK Girls, Serena's body shape is outstanding, but unfortunately she loses for having the 'heavy international scent'. 'Pirated Liu Xuan' (KK) has big eyes, a high nose bridge, sharp face, but may have had some plastic surgery done and it was discovered she put on 'big eyes' contact lens. As for Nicki, she may have an upright nose and a sharp chin, but she does not look too natural overall.
'Pirated Kathy Chow' (Joyce) was extremely stern. She had on a tube dress, but had swimwear underneath, which gave away her flat chest body shape. 24 year old (Angie), hometown in Hunan, was very confident as she did not put on any makeup for the audition. (Lily)'s pushup chest stole some limelight, but she stuttered in front of the media. 25 year old (Ashley) got a perfectly straight nose bridge, but appears slightly bruised, leading to suspicions that she may have got plastic surgery. (Sam Chui Wah) showed off her 'career-line' and attracted some attention. (Teresa) body figure makes people think of life instructor Winnie. 25 year old (Windy) looks a lot like 'Sing Lui' Bonnie. (Vienna) appeared in a sexy dress showing off her career line on the front and a large phoenix tattoo on her back.
Miss HK's project manager (Yue Sing San) expressed this year there was a 10% increase in applications due to the earlier London shoot. 30 applicants were chosen from the first round of auditions. There are also overseas applicants, 10 were chosen to advance into the second round of auditions and finally no more than 12 contestants will advance into the finals held on August 26th. When speaking of this year's applicants, some had tattoos and some were suspected to have had plastic surgery? Yue expressed: "We will have to first get an understanding of how serious the plastic surgery is. She must not look fake. We ask that our participants be elegant and in order. The most important is to be able to accept the ruthless eliminations."