In an interview with South China Morning Post, the 23-year-old Cambridge Law graduate, who aims to become a Hong Kong leader one day, agreed to the notion of media as a powerful influencer.
While others believe that a beauty pageant is just degrading to women, Miss Hong Kong 2015 Louisa Mak is using it as a platform to make her voice heard.
“In order to do good on a larger scale, you really need some people to see and hear you,” said the ambitious beauty queen. “I thought Miss Hong Kong would only add value and help me bring some influence to society.”
Louisa also expressed her disgust with the idea of making the beauty pageant a platform into marrying rich guys.
“Miss Hong Kong to me would be a ladder, to more opportunities and more influential position, where I can further my own aspirations,” she said.
She also didn’t find the pageant to be degrading, saying that celebrating beauty is normal in social context, as long as she won’t let the title define who she is as a person.
(Photo source: dramasian.com)