Edelweiss Cheung

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Edelweiss Cheung
Chinese name 張舒雅
Pinyin zhang1 shu1 ya3 (Mandarin)
Jyutping zoeng1 syu1 ngaa5 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Shantou, Guangdong
Born (1985-10-27) 27 October 1985 (age 29)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Edel
Years active 2008 – present

Edelweiss Cheung (Chinese: 張舒雅) was the winner of Miss Hong Kong 2008. Edelweiss Cheung was 22 years old and stood 180 cm tall, being the tallest Miss Hong Kong since the titleholders of 1973.[1]

After winning the crown, Edelweiss was criticized for tarnishing the reputation of her position as Miss Hong Kong by smoking and kissing her boyfriend in public. Furthermore, there were rumors about her win being based on her family's wealth and close ties with TVB.[citation needed] More importantly, Edelweiss had also been suspected of faking sickness to avoid her duties as Miss Hong Kong 2008, such as refusing to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant 2009. Instead, Miss Hong Kong 2008 first runner-up Skye Chan went for the competition and won the Miss Chinese International 2009 first runner up. In addition, Edelweiss was reportedly seen dating her boyfriend and going to the movies during her sick days. As a result, there were speculations that TVB General Manager, Stephen Chan Chi Wan, had put her on hiatus. Edelweiss was not invited to present at Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2009 and crown her successor Sandy Lau, Miss Hong Kong 2009, instead TVB invited Miss Hong Kong 1977 Ms Loletta Chu to crown for Lau. Her jobs were sometimes replaced by Ms Christine Kuo, Miss Chinese International 2009 when she was at the duty as Miss Hong Kong 2008. She now has no contract with TVB and she is now developing her careers as a catwalk model.

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  1. ^ Lau, Nickkita (September 4, 2009). "Rude awakening". The Standard. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kayi Cheung
Miss Hong Kong
2011
Succeeded by
Sandy Lau