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.

Image via The Tab.

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.


Newnham I missed you #thankyou

A photo posted by Louisa Mak 麥明詩(@louisa_mak) on

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.


#謠言唔止於智者 #星星探親團大會俾咗我地入場手帶,我地成隊crew同器材,入去拍咗成個鐘,如果係白撞,主席應該唔會仲對著鏡頭做訪問掛。。。 順便講埋,今次第一次出去拍攝,發現其實拍攝係一件好複雜嘅事情,係電視望落去好似好輕鬆,但係其實背後做咗好多安排。所以做製作嘅時常遇到各類問題,十常八九。最緊要係帶到精彩嘅節目俾觀眾。大家到時記住留意啦(五月,好似係)☺️

Posted by 麥明詩 Louisa Mak on Monday, 7 March 2016

Afterwards, Mak seemed to take the incident in her stride, judging by her posts to Facebook and Instagram.

Image via Facebook/Louisa Mak.

This article first appeared on Asian Correspondent.

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