The 20 official contestants competing for the 2013 Miss Hong Kong crown made their appearance at the press conference held on July 4.
Following a stringent preliminary selection process and a second round of interview, 17 local beauties and 3 overseas contestants were selected by judges.
Media favorites, #9 Virginir Lau and #15 Sisley Choi made the final cut.
The overseas contestants include #12 Karen Leung from Scotland, #10 Michelle Liem and #19 Natalie Sui from the United States.
Apple Daily released a video of the girls, which also revealed two of them to be fleshier around their bared mid-drifts.
Following last year’s Miss Hong Kong pageant format, this year’s competition will also feature a reality TV show format, in which the winners will be determined by public votes.
Through the drawing of lots, the contestants drew out their numbers as well as the cities where they will travel to for their outdoor photography shoots. The scenic cities that were chosen are Paris, Seoul, Moscow, Beijing, Athens, Taipei, Bangkok and Chaozhou.