The Miss Hong Kong 2014 pageant concluded on August 31 with controversial results, reported Jaynestars.
Although TVB utilized a combination of votes from the public and its own judges, the winners' victories were heavily contested.
Many netizens even speculated that the results were rigged.
Prior to announcing the top three finalists, TVB's Fun App already asked voters to select the winner for the Miss Hong Kong title.
It was reported that #11 Sofiee Ng's (吳凱欣) online votes were higher than the top three finalists' votes.
Since the contestants' official profiles were released to the public, Sofiee was a popular choice expected to take the crown.
When Sofiee failed to place in the top three finalists and Veronica Shiu (邵珮詩) was crowned, even MC Eric Tsang's (曾志偉) jaw dropped.
Veronica, 1st runner-up Erin Wong (王卓淇), and 2nd runner-up Katherine Ho (何艷娟) appeared at a press conference yesterday and addressed the controversies surrounding the pageant results.
Veronica said, "It is the majority's decision; we should respect the results."
Asked if she was unhappy about the negativity behind her victory, Veronica shook her head and said, "I'm confident in myself, and everyone accepted me because my performance was good. All of the ten contestants did well, but perhaps some candidates stood out more."
When it was pointed out that even the pageant's MCs and hosts were stunned by the results, Erin Wong said, "Nat Chan (陳百祥) and Chin Ka Lok (錢嘉樂) support me. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don't think I won as a dark horse."
Defending her second runner up title, Katherine Ho firmly reiterated that everyone already knew about the one-vote-per-person system since the start of the competition.
Therefore, the results should reflect citizens' choices.
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