Beijing: A Hong Kong-based businessman has announced to pay a hefty sum of Rs 12,00 crores to any man who is ready to marry her 34-year-old beautiful daughter.
However, it is not as easy as it sounds. This Hong Kong billionaire's daughter is a lesbian, who is in a relationship for many years and has refused to marry any male.
Cecil Chao, the 77-year-old property magnate, who had earlier offered nearly £40 million to any man who could turn his homosexual daughter straight, has now doubled the 'bounty'.
Cecil Chao raised the reward to HK$1billion (£80million) after thousands of eligible bachelors failed to convince his daughter Gigi to marry any of them.
Chao claims that 34-year-old Gigi is 'still single' despite the fact that she is in a relationship with her long-term partner Sean Eav whom she also married two years ago.
Chao had a Malaysian tabloid that despite offering HK$500 million, approximately £40 million, and 20,000 men registering their interest in taking up the quest, Gigi is still not interested in a straight marriage.
The property magnate claims that he did not want to interfere with his daughter’s private life, but that he wanted her to have 'a good marriage and children'.
In response, Gigi Chao had said that she does not think her father is offering the bounty out of evil or spite, but rather that he does not understand that homosexuality cannot be changed as he is 'from another time'
I mean it's her own choice and her own tendency, but she should make sure she knows what she wants. Maybe what she wants today is different [than] what she wants in the future.’
Gigi married her long-term partner Sean in a church ceremony in Paris in early 2012, but it was not until news of their union was printed in the Hong Kong tabloids that her father promised the million HKD fortune to any potential male suitor able to walk down the aisle with his daughter.
When the plea for a man for Gigi spread over the world, the offers came pouring in. However, no one has succeeded in convincing Gigi for marriage.
Gigi, an executive director at her father’s property development company, part-time pilot, and founder of anti-poverty charity Faith in Love Foundation, has maintained throughout her father's persistent quest that she knows he is only doing it out of love and concern.