Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand
HONG KONG (AFP) - A Hong Kong tycoon who offered a US$65 million (S$80 million) "marriage bounty" to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter has been inundated with applications from around the globe, a report said on Friday.
Mr Cecil Chao told the South China Morning Post newspaper that around 100 would-be suitors of his 33-year-old daughter, Gigi, had poured into his office since he went public with his offer on Wednesday.
"People send me letters, emails and faxes. I haven't had time to read them yet. I'll have to discuss it with Gigi," he was quoted as saying.
"There are some who said they don't want the money, only the chance to know my daughter." One of the applicants, a Frenchman, wrote: "I'm really serious and (despite the fact that) I am a man, I think I can make this woman happy. I'm as soft as a woman."