According to an article in Popular Asians, to add freshness to its pageant this year, TVB Director of Production Sandy Yu (余詠珊) stated earlier that the candidates will not be revealed before the public until the semi-finals. As a result, the interviews were conducted outside of TVB studios and held at secret venues on Hong Hong Island instead. Since overseas recruitment for the pageant was not held this year, the candidates have to apply in person in Hong Kong.
The women spotted at the interviews were of mixed quality. Some of the more attractive candidates included an “innocent version of Cecilia Cheung (張柏芝)” known as Sabrina, who stood out in a white dress that highlighted her pure looks. Hailing from Canada, Linda resembled Taiwanese screen siren, Kelly Lin (林熙蕾), and possessed the same confidence in showing off her good figure in a one-shoulder white dress. Appearing in a flowered dress, Yoyo came off with the same freshness as Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen (陳妍希).
A tanned candidate in a green dress, known as Christine, flashed her brilliant smile at the press. With mixed ancestry from Hong Kong and Scotland, Christine currently works as a model. A tattoo was observed by her right ankle.
Candidates with more voluptuous figures include a “Cass Phang (彭羚) lookalike” in a white dress and another mysterious woman in blue, who both declined to speak with the press.