13th September 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2021 was the 49th Miss Hong Kong Pageant that was held yesterday. 22-year-old No.8 Sabina Mendes won the title. Meanwhile, 26-year-old No.15 Carina Leung was the 1st runner up followed by No.14 Kristy Shaw who won the 2nd runner-up title. Even though Sabrina Mendes did not do well during the Q&A session, she still managed to cling the title. Kristy Shaw also won the Miss Friendship title. Penny Yeung won the Miss Photogenic title.
The candidates went through 9 hurdles before Sabina Mendes emerged as the winner. Sabina is of mixed Chinese and Portuguese heritage. She has been trained since young as a dancer and she aspires to be a doctor. She excels in ballet, Chinese dancing, Hip-Hop dancing, Latin dancing, ballroom dancing etc. Her mother is also a beauty pageant winner, she was the 1st runner-up of Miss Macao in 1990. Her parents divorced when she was young and she was raised by her mother. Sabina has a younger twin sister.
The stage of this year’s finals was built with a cost of over HK$1 million. The theme was based on ancient civilised architecture and AR technology was used to present the beauty of the phoenix. Jacky Cheung, Joyce Cheng and Gin Lee were among the local singers who performed.