AN offhand comment on Miss Hong Kong’s teeth caused party-goers to confuse the real deal for a fake at the Cambridge Union’s spring ball recently.
Louisa Mak, who was crowned Miss Hong Kong 2015, is a law alumnus of the University of Cambridge, having studied at Newnham College from 2011 to 2014.
She returned to her alma mater to film a documentary about her life as a student there.
Along with a 10-member film crew, she attended the ball on Saturday night and caused quite a stir.
One of the attendees told The Tab: “I asked one of the film crew guys who wasn’t carrying a camera what was going on. He said she was Miss Hong Kong and had been to Newnham, so they were taking a video. She seemed nice, but not very talkative.”
Tensions rose when members of the film crew allegedly began to partake in the free alcohol available to guests, whereas their workers’ wristbands only allowed them food.
A remark by one of the guests saying that the ‘real’ Miss Hong Kong had “much better teeth” then resulted in Mak and the crew being taken aside by security for questioning.
When the group failed to produce legitimate press passes to the event, they were escorted from the event through the side entrance.
Rumors that Mak was an impostor circulated around campus, until an article on Cambridge News and posts on Mak’s social media accounts confirmed that she was indeed Miss Hong Kong.
Afterwards, Mak seemed to take the incident in her stride, judging by her posts to Facebook and Instagram.