The Miss Hong Kong 2014 contestants appeared in swimsuits for the first time at a beach promotion on Aug 14, reported Jaynestars.
Although the swimsuits were relatively conservative, several candidates stood out with their curvaceous figures.
Contestant #4 Maggie Chung had the most outstanding measurements with a 35-25-36 figure, while contestants #8 Jamie Lee and #15 Veronica Shiu also stood out in their swimsuits.
Jamie denied that she will gain an advantage simply because of her curves. She stressed the importance of the complete package, and said that her best features are her cheerful personality and smile, and will be updating her blog to share her past experiences as a flight attendant.
Contestants' Backgrounds Revealed
Although TVB had hoped to keep the 16 candidates away from scrutiny before the semi-finals, information about the candidates leaked out.
The press snapped photos of the applicants during the first-round interviews which were held in July. Some of the candidates' photos from the Okinawa, Japan filming trip were also exposed.
Public interest in the candidates has been piqued, generating the usual gossip about their backgrounds.
A source earlier claimed contestant 9 Erin Wong to be a materialistic and greedy woman who lives off her boyfriend but she denied having a boyfriend at the moment. Born in Guangzhou, Erin wants to develop her career in Hong Kong since several family members have moved there.
Contestant #12 Janet Choi revealed that she resigned from her airline cabin service director position to fully concentrate on the competition.
Law school student, #7 Katherine Ho dreamed of joining the pageant since Li San San's crowning moment in 1996.
Contestant #14 Fiona Fung admitted that it was her mother who encouraged her to compete in the race when she was still studying in England.
As the current hot favourite, contestant #11 Soffie Ng said she never compares herself to others. When asked if she has any secret weapons that will benefit her in the pageant, Soffie stated, "I was a flight attendant for three years, so I have lots of life experience and am able to adjust to new situations quickly!"
Contestant #12 Janet Choi caught the media's attention with her masters degree in university. Janet revealed that she already has a boyfriend, and he is highly supportive of her decision to participate in the pageant.
A source spilled that contestant #13 Crystal Wong participated in Mainland Chinese dating shows two years ago. She appeared in both One in a Hundred and Who Can Choose One in a Hundred.
Crystal admitted to the news and explained, "I was 22 back then and wanted to make new friends to see if I can find a boyfriend. After I went onstage, I realised it wasn't how I preferred to communicate. We had different values." Crystal added she currently does not have a boyfriend, and believes dating is all about having the right feel.
Pageant Finals to Take Place on August 31
The Miss Hong Kong 2014 Pageant will be split into two segments. During the semi-finals on August 24, the audience and judges will each get to eliminate three candidates. During finals night on August 31, there will only be ten candidates remaining in which viewers can vote for the winners.
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