Monday, August 27, 2012
Miss Hong Kong 2012: Carat Cheung (#17)
First Runner-Up: Jacqueline Wong (#19)
Second Runner-Up: Tracy Chu (#4)
Miss Photogenic: Jennifer Shum (#12)
Miss International Goodwill: Carat Cheung (#17)
Commercial Sponsored Awards:
Best Display of Accessories Award: Jennifer Shum (#12)
Miss Fashion Icon: Jennifer Shum (#12)
Miss Tourism Ambassador: Roxanne Tong (#28)
Miss Aviation Ambassador: Carat Cheung (#17)
Beautiful Sublimation Ambassador: Roxanne Tong (#12)
Last night, the Miss Hong Kong 2012 final was held at TVB City. As this is the 40th anniversary, TVB decided to make it big and attempted to boost the ratings. This is the first time 20 Siu Sang and FaDans got to interview the contestants, the audience get to take part in voting for the winner and contestants were voted out through a cruel reality show.
When the top three finalists were about to be announced, there was technical difficulty for the first time in Miss HK history. This year, the selling point is TVB and the audience each get to cast a vote for who they think should be the winner, but unfortunately the Miss HK App and website crashed before the guests and live studio audience could cast their votes. Myolie Wu frowned: "It doesn't work!" MC Eric Tsang then announced because of the heavy traffic, the system crashed. In the end, TVB ended up making the final decision on who the winners were. The audience immediately started booing, and many Netizens complained suspecting that this was all decided internally. TVB really made a fool out of themselves. After the event ended, TVB made a public apology and expressed they are still unsure if it was a hacker, investigation is in the process.
Carina Lau was one of the judges, she expressed Carat Cheung was her choice as well. She praised she is highly educated and appeared calm. When asked if she thinks TVB failed majorly on the new voting system? She said: "There will bound be problems with computers. Each year, the judges are selected too. I hope next year it will be better. (It was rumored your pregnant?) No! I'm still shooting a new film and gained a little weight."
As for Miss HK winner Carat Cheung, she said excitedly: "I'm very happy! Never thought I'll win!" Asked if the results were affected by the crash of the system? She said: "I'm not going to think too much."
Source: Oriental Daily, Weibo (images)
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
Labels: Miss Hong Kong 2012