A Hong Kong businessman by the name of Szetsung Chao is desperate to get his daughter married off to any suitable man. His desperation can be measured by the fact that he is not only willing to give away his daughter, but is also offering a reward worth HK$500 million (US$64 million) to any man who would marry his daughter. Seems like a very attractive offer, but there is a hitch—his daughter, Gigi Chao, is rumored to be gay.
According to some sources, Gigi is married to another woman by the name of Sean Eav. The two of them got married in Paris in April this year. However, Gigi neither confirmed nor denied these rumors during an interview on CNN.
Gigi Chao and her father Cecil Chao Sze-tsung
Image Credit: Gigi Chao Facebook
When the interviewer asked Gigi whether her father was upset about the fact that she had engaged in a civil partnership with her girlfriend of seven years, she simply replied by saying, “He loves the attention.”
However, she declined to confirm whether she wed in France on April 4 or whether she was gay, simply saying, “I’m not afraid to admit anything. But I do want to respect my parents. Sometimes people just refuse to accept what they are told. Let time be the witness,” according to a report by cnn.com.
When the interviewer asked how she felt about the offer by her father to any man who would wed and love her, she said that she was quite entertained and that “he [her father] has an interesting interpretation of me.”
Gigi Chao’s father, Szetsung Chao, deals in shipping and property. Szetsung never got married himself, and at one point in time he even claimed to have around 10,000 girlfriends. However, he would not like his daughter to have the same future and therefore he insists that she should get married to a suitable man.
“I do not mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted. Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work,” he told the interviewer, according to a report by cnn.com.
Gigi Chao has already started getting a number of proposals, but so far she has not said yes to any suitor.
Hong Kong business tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung is reportedly offering HK$500 million (or around $65 million) to any man who will marry his lesbian daughter Gigi Chao, who was earlier rumored to have married Sean Eav (or Sean Yeung), her female partner of seven years.
According to to the South China Morning Post early this week, the 76-year-old property and shippingtycoon is generously offering the $65-million “marriage bounty” who can be the right man for her 33-year old daughter. He also denied reports that Gigi married Sean in France back in April.
As noted in the report, Ms. Chao, who is also a businesswoman, has learned about her father’sreward and found it entertaining, noting that she will not worry about it until the “right man” starts courting her. Mr. Chao emphasized that he will not force his daughter to marry someone she does not like to be with.
“I don’t mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted. Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous, and does volunteer work.” Cecil Chao, who has never been married, was quoted telling to BBC News.
“It is an inducement to attract someone who has the talent but not the capital to start his own business,”Mr. Chao added, who is a famous billionaire in Hong Kong and once claimed to have slept with 10,000 women. His profile at Business Week says that he foundedCheuk Nang Holdings Ltd. and has been its Executive Chairman since 1988.
“I would like to announce that I suddenly received a whole bunch of followers on my Twitter account which I never use.” Gigi Chao was quoted by Huffington Post UK, writing on her official Facebook page, adding later that she is “no longer accepting Facebook friend requests…sorry.”