Grace Chan (Chinese: 陳凱琳) (born 23 June 1991) is the 2013 Miss Hong Kong winner and is expected to represent Hong Kong at Miss World 2014 that will be held in London, United Kingdom in November, 2014.
Because of her facial features, Grace was speculated to be a mixed Chinese. Grace clarified that she has biological parents and that she is not mixed because her parents are full ethnic Chinese.
Miss Hong Kong:
Right from the beginning of the pageant, Grace expressed that it was her childhood dream to enter the Miss Hong Kong pageant. After completing her university studies, Grace immediately returned to Hong Kong for the pageant; she even sacrificed her own graduation ceremony in Vancouver.
This year's pageant voting system differed from the past as the committee introduced a one-vote-one-person from Hong Kong citizens which would account for 50 percent of the final score; the other 50 percent was awarded by the panel of professional judges.
As an early favourite, Grace beat the other nie contestants by gaining a majority of the 170,000 votes that were cast from the Hong Kong audience. Before the final, Grace won other awards during the competition including Miss Photogenic, the Tourism Ambassador Award, the Media's Favorite Award, the Audience's Favorite Award, and the Best Debate team. As part of a publicity stunt, pageant organizers had all 20 Miss Hong Kong 2013 candidates participate in Sports Competition, in which she topped and grabbed gold in the running competition.
Finally, after various rounds she was crowned the 2013 Miss Hong Kong winner on September 1, 2013.
Born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 5, Grace graduated from Simon Fraser University with a major in Communications and a minor in Publishing.
It has been speculated that Grace comes from a wealthy family background. The media fuelled rumours that she currently lives in a villa worth over 100 million HKD owned by her paternal grandmother in Kowloon Tong. However, Grace denies that she is rich, and claims she comes from a middle-class family, and is happy and comfortable with her home and lifestyle. Grace has an elder sister and a fraternal twin brother.