Two years after 77-year-old Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao Sze-Tsung offered a whopping $65 million (¥ 500M) to any man who could seduce, marry, and have children with his lesbian daughter, he is more than doubling that offer to sweeten the deal.
Over 20,000 potential suitors reportedly offered their hand to Chao’s daughter Gigi when the ridiculous offer made global headlines in 2012 and—surprise, dad!—not one of them could woo the young woman into heterosexuality. Among them were gay men, men offered by their wives, and a former George Clooney body double.
Like any reasonable billionaire, Gigi’s father believes she hasn’t found the right man because the offer just wasn’t large enough.
Chao’s latest offer, as reported by a Malaysian financial publication, is roughly $165M (¥ 1B). Gigi is still not having any of it.
She told the South China Morning Post “I don’t think my dad’s offering of any amount of money would be able to attract a man I would find attractive.” She would, however, “befriend any man willing to donate huge amounts of money to my charity Faith in Love.”
Chao claims he’s only doing this so Gigi can have “a good marriage and children as well as inherit my business.” Gigi, ever the good sport, has asked her father to stop reporting these offers to the press.
As absurd as all this is, it’s sure to sweeten the plot of Borat brainchild Sacha Baron Cohen’s next greatest film, which is reportedly about Chao’s initial offer. How incredible would this be if it were just a two-year PR stint for a fictional film?