Gay Hong Kong woman calls marriage bounty 'distracting'
HONG KONG (AFP) - A gay Hong Kong woman on Friday implored her tycoon father to rescind a US$65 million (S$80 million) "marriage bounty" for any man who can win her heart, as applications poured in from around the globe.
"For your family's sanity's sake, Daddy please rescind the notice!!!!" Ms Gigi Chao, 33, wrote on her Facebook page, adding that she would no longer accept Facebook friend requests. "Where do all these people come from? (Jerusalem)? Ethiopia? Istanbul? ridiculous," she wrote in an earlier post.
British-educated Gigi described her father's behaviour and all the attention it had received as "seriously distracting".
"I am secretly praying for a blackout... so that I can get some peace and quiet," she told the South China Morning Post, as news of the marriage bounty spread through the world's media from Australia to India and the United States.