Friday, May 23, 2008

Miss Hong Kong from the last 35 years

Despite falling out of favour here in the West (where they are considered politically incorrect and passé), beauty pageants are still going strong in Hong Kong.

This website has an interesting gallery of all the lucky winners since 1973. Dig around and you will see such famous names as Maggie Cheung Man Yuk (1983) and rising star Selena Li (2003) amongst the photographs. Strange to think how little has changed in the last 30 years or so.

via Butterboom.


Anonymous said...

You'll find that Maggie Cheung came 2nd in '83 so her picture is not shown in that gallery.

Looking back, I noticed that the past winners tend to be more cute than beautiful (esp. '01, '07). I guess it's a reflection on HK society following Japan's ideal of beauty.
Having said that...most of the winners are really lenloi with the exception of '97
What happened that year? Did HKers lose their sense of beauty that year among other things?

burntbreadboy said...

'Margaret Cheung' is indeed in the gallery for 1983. Each year has a full gallery with all the runners-up, if you click on it.