After fierce elimination rounds, the ten finalists for the 2012 Miss Hong Kong Pageant were announced on July 23rd. The last finalist was dark horse, Amy Cheung (張鈞美) from New York. The ten contestants will compete for the Miss Hong Kong title when the pageant takes place on August 26th.
The ten finalists for the 2012 Miss Hong Kong Pageant are: Christy Chan (陳潔玲), Carat Cheung (張名雅), Tracy Chung (朱千雪), Wingto Lam (林泳淘), Melanie McAndrew (李渼琦), Jennifer Shum (岑杏賢), Roxanne Tong (湯洛雯), Cynthia Tsang (曾明俐), Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎), and Amy Cheung (張鈞美).
The tenth finalist, Amy Cheung, was chosen among a group of four women, who had survived the latest elimination rounds in the pageant, which included Penelope Pin (卞曉帆), Xaviera Yau (尤蔭蔭), Hilary Tam (譚曉榆), and Ivana Wong (王舒銳). Amy was selected after consolidating the pageant’s judging panel and online audience votes via TVB.com.
Regarding the finalist results, Amy Cheung said, “I was surprised myself! It is not because I lack confidence in myself, it is because the results are beyond my control. Actually, I thought Hilary Tam would have a good chance.” Reasons Other Candidates Were Ousted
Peneople Pin allegedly was unable to be placed as the tenth finalist in the pageant due to her inability to mix well with the pageant’s “social rules.” As CEO of her own company, Penelope will turn her focus back to managing her own business. Penelope said, “Now, I can breathe a sign of relief. I expected this to happen. It is not because I lack confidence in myself, but the entertainment industry is not suitable for me. Running a business has a lot more freedom and fits me better. Perhaps it is because I do not know how to behave [according to the social rules of the pageant]!”
When the contestants traveled to London earlier, it was rumored that Xaviera Yau and Jacqueline Wong were both gossip queens. Xaviera allegedly leaked the disagreement rumors between Roxanne Tong and Melanie McAndrew
to the press. With Xaviera’s drunk photos surfacing earlier
, it was expected that her chances in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant were slim.