The annual Miss Hong Kong application kicked off last Thursday (11th June). The girls have already been through the first round of interviews and those advancing to the second round have been announced. Among those advancing, there have been some ‘unexpected’ candidates.
Since the introduction of the girls, there have been a few favourites. However, one of the candidates is gaining mixed reactions from netizens.
Candidate Kirsten Li (霍韻璇) informed her nominator Lin Zuo (林作) that she had been selected for the second round of interviews. He then happily announced the news on Facebook, posting a screenshot of her message. “Breaking News: Miss Huo has successfully entered the second round! (To) all the citizens of Hong Kong! We’re all going to be the champion of the year!” he wrote in his post.
The announcement drew mixed messages from netizens. 19-year-old Huo, nicknamed “Buddha Belle” for her resemblance to Buddha seems to have divided the crowd. Netizens against her have announced that “if she wins (the competition), I won’t watch TVB.” Other netizens who support her, said, “During the epidemic, we need the Buddha’s light to shine and bless the world (via) the (competition).”
Many argued that the Miss Hong Kong competition was no longer about looks, it had gone beyond that. “Don’t look at the appearance, but just look at the heart,” one comment read. Others admired her courage to stand on the stage with the other girls. “(People) better than her may not have the courage to choose (to be there),” someone said.
Other than Kirsten Li, participants like Fabienne Kwan (關楓馨), Yvette Chen (陈圣瑜) and Chloe Leung (梁允瑜) are favourites to advance in the competition. Although the final candidates have not been announced, the Miss Hong Kong 2021 competition is already heating up.