First runner-up Sisley Choi (L), winner Grace Chan (C) and second runner-up Moon Lau Pui-yuet of the Miss Hong Kong 2013 beauty pageant [Xinhua]
University graduate Grace Chan, 22, was crowned Miss Hong Kong 2013 on September 1, 2013.
Chan garnered nearly 40 percent of the 180,000 votes cast online. She was also selected as Miss Photogenic.
First runner-up was Sisley Choi, 22, while Moon Lau Pui-yuet, 23, was second runner-up.
This year's pageant marked the first time the ranking and marks for the 10 finalists were shown to the audience. In the past, only rankings for the top three were shown. Both the online voters and the judges were of one mind on the order of the top four finalists.
The Miss Hong Kong Pageant is a beauty pageant organized by the leading Hong Kong television station TVB. The annual event is one of TVB's biggest productions, and offers a gateway to young women looking to break into the entertainment industry.
All participants have to own a Hong Kong ID or be born in Hong Kong (with a valid birth certificate). The age restrictions are from 17 to 27.
Apart from the top prize, first runner-up and second runner-up prizes, the pageant also has other consolation prizes that vary slightly from year to year. Many Miss Hong Kong contestants have gone on to have movie careers, as it is quite typical for the top contestants to garner television contracts from TVB.
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