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25 October 1980 |
Tiffany Lam or Tiffany Lam Man Lei 林敏俐 (born 25 October 1980) is a former beauty queen hailing from San Francisco. She held the title of Miss Hong Kong 2002 and Miss Chinese International 2003 runner up.
Tiffany Lam was born in Hong Kong in 1980. During her childhood, she immigrated to San Francisco, California, where she studied for many years. Tiffany later attended the University of California, Davis. She is a member of Sigma Omicron Pi sorority, Delta Chapter. She then returned to Hong Kong to compete in the Miss Hong Kong 2002 pageant. Her younger cousin, Sandy Lau, won the 2009 Miss Hong Kong.
Miss Hong Kong 2002
She was chosen out of many delegates from USA and Canada to go back to Hong Kong to compete. She wasn't quite a favourite for the HK Press and was barely noticed. She made the top 12 of the Miss Hong Kong 2002 pageant on early July. She performed in a red dress during the talent portion. After 3 weeks, she competed at the Miss Hong Kong pageant, or the final. 2002 was a special year, because it marked the 30th anniversary of the pageant. A new crown was designed for the special winner, and Tiffany wore it. She beat out favourites like Cerina da Graça, Victoria Jolly, and more. She also bagged 2 side awards, all for the final. They include: Miss International Goodwill and Miss Modern Style. She broke the Miss Photogenic takes all streak (from 1996 to 2001). She is also one of the two Miss Hong Kong winner from San Francisco. Her successor, Mandy Cho Man Lei was also from San Francisco.
Miss Chinese International 2003
After the Miss Hong Kong experience, Tiffany was an ambassador of Hong Kong. Like past winners, she represented HK at the Miss Chinese International Pageant 2003. She competed for the title on January 2003, where she placed 2nd to Rachel Tan of Kuala Lumpur.
Afterwards Tiffany starred in two TVB dramas, Net Deception and Not Just A Pretty Face. Her 1st runner up and friend, Victoria Jolly, also appeared in Not Just A Pretty Face. After she crowned her successor, Mandy Cho Man Li, Tiffany returned to San Francisco to continue her studies. Only returning to Hong Kong to crown the 1st runner up of the Miss Chinese International Pageant in 2004.
Tiffany currently helps with the family restaurant business in the San Francisco Bay Area, which include the ABC Bakery & Cafe and the ABC Seafood Restaurant.
- Miss Hong Kong 2002: Winner, Miss International Goodwill, and Miss Modern Style.
- Miss Chinese International 2003: 1st runner up.
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