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Male suitors flock to lesbian after wealthy father offers ‘marriage bounty’

Friday, September 28, 2012

The recently married lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong property and shipping tycoon has been flood with marriage proposals from male suitors after her father offered a $65 million “marriage bounty” for any man who can win her heart and walk her down the aisle.

Cecil Chao, 76, announced the financial reward of $HK500 million after his 33-year-old daughter Gigi reportedly married her same-sex partner of seven years in France earlier this year.

Gigi Chao, with her father Cecil.

Since her father’s offer, Gigi Chao said says she’s been bombarded by marriage proposals from strangers, date requests, and even an offer from a Hollywood film producer to buy her story.

“War veterans from the U.S., someone from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, from Istanbul, South America, Portugal, really just from all over the world,” said Chao, sifting through emails on a white Apple laptop in her father’s high-rise office tower.

One suitor from the United States wrote: “I’m interested in your offer to wed your daughter, who also happens to be gay. I am a male person, who also happens to be gay.”

Cecil Chao is well known as a “playboy” in Hong Kong’s social circles who never married, but has boasted of bedding over 10,000 women including models and starlets.

He denies that his daughter is gay or married, insisting she is still single and would make a good wife to the right man.

Gigi said that although she has been flooded by marriage proposals, she harbors no animosity towards her father. She did, howver, write this plea on her Facebook page: “For your family’s sanity’s sake, daddy, please rescind the notice!”

Same-sex marriages are not recognized in Hong Kong, a socially conservative Chinese territory where homosexuality was decriminalized in 1991.

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15 more reader comments:

  1. LOL are we back to arranged marriages now? :(

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:44pm
  2. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry! At least she isn’t upset so I feel better about laughing at this.

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:45pm
  3. closet homo?

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:47pm
  4. Sense when did I live in India?

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:49pm
  5. maybe she ought to offer 60 million to any one that turns her dad Gay

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:50pm
  6. see money can’t buy you everything!

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:51pm
  7. What a dad!!! He should be happy for his daughter no matter who she dates not pay a man to date her

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:52pm
  8. Men think they should be able to buy and sell women as if women were property
    —- HELLO! Women are human beings, not property!

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:57pm
  9. If I were her, I’d have a ball with this nonsense!!! :-{P}

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:09pm
  10. she shood divorce her lesbian wife, marry one of the guys, not sign the prenup, then get a divorce and get half of the money and get remarried to her wife

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:13pm
  11. Disgusting.

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:14pm
  12. That’s is disgusting that a father would try to do that! It’s even more disgusting that people actually think they can “convert” her! Seriously, do parents love their children unconditionally anymore?!

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:30pm
  13. sweetie if you can get away come to my home I will protect you from such nonsense–this is so wrong

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:37pm
  14. ok can beat the father

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 4:50pm
  15. SMH! Can’t make a zebra CHANGE its stripes….not even for $65 million

    Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:43pm