Smart And Sexy: Meet Hong Kong’s Most Desired Women
1/9 Yen Kuok
WHY HER? The founder and CEO of luxury consignment company Guiltless, Stanford graduate Yen is the youngest daughter of Robert Kuok, the founder of Kerry Group which operates Shangri-La Hotels. Smart and with swanky digs to boot? Enough said.
LOVES Skincare—and it shows. She's pretty flawless (plus you could probably raid her beauty closet for all the best products).
2/9 Eleanor Lam
WHY HER? The daughter of tycoon Peter Lam and former actress Lynn Hsieh has an intoxicating mix of beauty, affluence and charm. Eleanor’s also a fabulous clothes horse, so it’s no surprise she has over 130k Instagram followers and counting. A strong social influencer, she's no stranger to brands clamouring to dress her.
CAVEAT You’d better be comfortable playing Instagram husband now and then.
3/9 Pearl Shek
WHY HER? Pearl Shek might be petite, but her sassy attitude and entrepreneurial spirit are both forces to be reckoned with. A graduate of London's Imperial Business School, she's the beauty and brains behind popular Thai restaurant Apinara Hong Kong and one of the city's smartest young businesswomen.
MAJOR PLUS Her 11-year-old pug Yogi. He's so cool he even has his own Instagram account, and probably more followers than you.
See also: The Tatler 10: Pearl Shek of Apinara Hong Kong
4/9 Ruth Chao
WHY HER? This boho-artsy influencer is a graphic designer, artist and creative. You’ll never get bored with her.
THAT’S NOT ALL Ruth is passionate about travel, loves to socialise and doesn’t take herself too seriously. Perfect match?
5/9 Winnie Chiu
WHY HER? Alongside her role as president of the hotel group Dorsett Hospitality International, Winnie—named one of Asia's Power Businesswomen by Forbes—is actively involved in the arts. She’s chairwoman of Hong Kong Art School, and a board member of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Asia Youth Orchestra and Wu Yee Sun College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
PSST As a former spokeswoman for Japanese beauty brand SK-II, she’s got flawless skin.
NATURAL HABITAT Underwater. She loves scuba diving.
6/9 Kay Li
WHY HER? The granddaughter of the late tycoon and philanthropist Li Po-chun is a staunch supporter of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, which offers scholarships to underprivileged students.
ALTER EGO By day she runs her family’s real estate business, by night she’s a super social fashionista.
7/9 Antonia Li
WHY HER? Antonia is a woman about town who loves keeping fit (boxing at HK Fighters Club, spinning at XYZ, pilates at HKORE, loves hiking and spending time with her toy poodle, Casper).The fashion fan and avid watch collector has also starred in social media campaigns for Tod’s, Hogan, Roger Vivier and Fendi.
PSST She's big into kickboxing, so it's best to stay in her good books.
8/9 Antonia da Cruz
WHY HER? The daughter of prominent jockey-turned-trainer Tony Cruz quit her job in stockbroking to take up the mantle as general manager of fitness membership start-up GuavaPass in Hong Kong. Antonia is quick-witted, toned and loves to travel. Place your bets.
PERKS VIP treatment at the racecourse and all the free fitness classes you can handle.
See also: In The Gym With Antonia Da Cruz
9/9 Poman Lo
WHY HER? Poman is vice-chairwoman and managing director of Regal Hotels International, and vice-chairwoman of Century City International Holdings. Super smart, she was only 19 when she attained a BA in psychology with the highest distinction from Duke University.
THAT’S NOT ALL She’s also the founder and CEO of Century Innovative Technology, which created the animated series Bodhi and Friends.
LOVES Dogs of all shapes and sizes—she’s got a houseful.