"Hong Kong has always held a special place in my heart and I cannot wait to take this opportunity to continue to spread love and joy"

A Scottish born Chinese nurse has been crowned Miss Hong Kong 2020.

25-year-old Lisa Marie Tse took home two titles – ‘Champion’ and ‘Miss Photogenic’ – at the 2020 Miss Hong Kong pageant on Sunday.

First runner up was trainee interior designer Celina Harto and second runner up was Rosita Kwok Pak Yin. The top five pageant winners are voted by the public.

“The past few weeks have been the most hectic, but amazing weeks of my life,” Tse wrote on Instagram.

“I have learnt so much, grown as a person and really couldn’t have done this without your support. I am still in complete shock.”

Tse, who isn’t fluent in Cantonese, won the audience over with her performance of the classic Chinese song ‘Shanghai Tang’.

Born in Scotland, Tse is of mixed race heritage – her father is from Hong Kong and her mother is from Scotland.

The 160cm tall pageant winner graduated Edinburgh Napier University before working as a surgical nurse in a Scottish hospital.

“When I was 17 years old, my dad encouraged me to come to Hong Kong and join the Miss Hong Kong pageant, but I was not interested at the time, since I have so many friends in Scotland,” Tse recalled.

Tse is aspiring to become a local Hong Kong actress under TVB.