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Fans are furious after the online voting system to pick the next Miss Hong Kong was demolished by hackers, allegedly. The winner of the much-hyped beauty pageant, held on Sunday, was instead decided by a panel of judges. Broadcaster TVB had been stringing the public along for months with endless TV adverts and pre-pageant …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "You wouldn’t see this sort of thing happening during Strictly"

    No : I wouldn't be watching. Yech.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    More mischief?

    Apparently, whoever visited the mischief on the beauty pageant has spread it to El Reg, as my browser was unable to download the pictures of the contestants that, most assuredly, were included in the original item.

    Perhaps someone could look into this?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    This story is useless without pictures....

  4. frank ly

    Great Headline in the linked article....

    "Miss HK turns ugly" - In case anyone can't be bothered to click.

  5. Anonymous Coward 15
    Paris Hilton

    We need pictures!

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Having a surname....

    ...that sounds a bit like "minger" doesn't bode well.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Having a surname....

      With initial names that sound like Carrot Chewing the winner may well have been Bugs Bunny.

      1. Eddy Ito

        Re: Having a surname....

        Actually the Carat and Tracy bits are their "English" names. Their surnames are Cheung and Chu respectively and likewise their given names are Ming-nga and Chin-suet. Further, I'd wager she intended the name to be Carol and not Carat but something got lost in translation somewhere.

        Oh, better pics, head shots anyway, here.

  7. Anonymous Coward


    Rich: She's got a tattoo on her face!

    Eddie: No, that's just a bit of blood.

  8. Spoddyhalfwit

    I'd like to offer my services as a penetration tester for future beauty pageants.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shot down by a DDoS attack from the Fat Birds of the Internet Society!

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