A Hong Kong real estate billionaire has doubled the reward amount to any man who is willing to win over his lesbian daughter’s heart.
In 2012, Cecil Chao initially set the amount for $65 million after receiving news that his daughter, 33-year-old Gigi Chao, married her girlfriend of seven years.
Cecil claimed last year that his daughter’s sexual orientation was none of his business or concern, but his actions reveal other wise.
After 20,000 unsuccessful suitors, the billionaire has now doubled the amount to $120 million.
“I would not force her to marry a man,” he said. “But obviously I would, from my point of view, prefer her to be married and to have grandchildren.”
Cecil even stands by the assumption that his daughter is still single, although that’s clearly not the case. He believes that because she is still young that her sexual preference could somehow transform all of a sudden.
Gigi is already a very successful career-driven humanitarian. As the executive director of her father’s property development company, she is also chair of the Faith in Love Foundation.
Cecil has added the fact that he hopes to have his daughter inherit his business someday. How that has anything to do with her sexuality is unclear.
Thus, Gigi HAS MADE IT CLEAR that she is very happy with her marriage and no man would ever be able to change that. (image)
Shockingly, Gigi has stated that she is not at all upset by her father’s efforts to find her a man. She ultimately views it as “fatherly love;” a father’s sincere concern and willingness to do anything for his child.
Gigi’s wife Sean Eav, however, is devastated by Cecil’s relentless offers to break their marriage apart. In response, Gigi has asked her father to avoid reporting his “bounty” efforts to the press for the sake of her and Eav’s private relationship.
"I understand that he loves me, it's just he's from another time and it's difficult for him to understand the plight of the LGBT [community]. At the office it's business as usual. At family gatherings we hug and dance. And we just agree to disagree on what marriage is and family is," she reported to the South China Morning Post.
Gigi is an LGBT advocate and leads her own gay rights group, which helps to alleviate discrimination against sexual minorities.
As for the “bounty” award, it still stands. Hopefully someday Cecil will be able to accept and embrace his daughter’s lifestyle.
Here is a full report done by ABC's 2020 in 2012 :