The bisexual daughter of the Hong Kong billionaire who offered up a staggering $65 million "marriage bounty" to any man who can successfully woo her is speaking out amidst the media firestorm.
Gigi Chao, 33, tells The Telegraph she's been inundated with offers from prospective male suitors from all over the world since news of her father Cecil Chao Sze-tsung's offer broke earlier this week.
Though the offer has received reaps of criticism from those who find Cecil's actions homophobic, Gigi nonetheless said she understood the motive behind her father's actions. "It's not that he can't accept me," she told The Telegraph. "It's that he can't accept how society would view me and the status that it would incur. Marriage is still a form of social status."
She then went on to note, "At first I was entertained by it, and then that entertainment turned into the realization and conviction that I am a really lucky girl to have such a loving daddy, because it's really sweet of him to do something like this as an expression of his fatherly love."
Gigi, who graduated from the University of Manchester and now works as a director at her father's company, also clarified that she's dated both men and women. She was mostly tight-lipped about her partner Sean Yeung (who also goes by Sean Eav), who she is said to have married in France. "I'm very happy when I'm with her," she noted.