LESBIAN HEIRESS LAUGHS OFF FATHER'S WEDDING BOUNTY
Thu, 27 September 2012A lesbian heiress has laughed off her tycoon father's offer to pay millions to any man who can woo her into marriage.
Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, whose property and shipping deals have made him one of the richest men in Hong Kong, announced the US$64m bounty following reports that his daughter Gigi Chao (33) had married her girlfriend in France.
Chao told the South China Morning Post: "I don't mind whether he is rich or poor, the important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted".
He also insisted that the claims of his daughter's same-sex marriage to Sean Yeung, her girlfriend of seven years, were false.
Gigi’s Facebook page confirmed, however, that she had been in France at the time of her reported marriage.
"Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work," said Chao.
Gigi has refused to confirm if she married her girlfriend, telling the South China Morning Post: "I'm not afraid to admit anything. But I do want to respect my parents.”
She also said that she found her father's offer "quite entertaining," adding, "Sometimes people just refuse to accept what they are told. Let time be the witness".
Gigi revealed that she has stopped accepting friends on Facebook after she was deluged by friendship requests as a result of her father’s announcement.
Despite Chao's conservative stance when it comes to his daughter's love life, he is himself a renowned playboy, and claims to have slept with 10,000 women.