Billionaire: $65 million to man who marries lesbian daughter

Gigi Chao (right) with partner Sean Eav at an event in Hong Kong. (AP Photo)

Gigi Chao (right) with partner Sean Eav at an event in Hong Kong. (AP Photo)

Would you marry a wealthy, attractive lesbian for $65 million?

If the answer is yes, and you are male, consider taking your studly talents to Hong Kong, where billionaire shipping tycoon Cecil Chao says he’ll pay a king’s ransom to any man who can convince his daughter to ditch her lesbian lover.

The winner of the “marriage bounty” doesn’t have to be rich, just “kind-hearted,” said Chao, 76, who claims to have had sex with 10,000 women and wants his daughter to have a relationship Chinese society will find acceptable.

Same-sex unions are not recognized in Hong Kong, but Gigi Chao, 33, a businesswoman educated in England, “married” her longtime lover Sean Eav recently in Paris.

The ceremony didn’t please pops, who began spreading the word that his daughter needed a “good husband.”

Gigi Chao, who runs one of her father’s holding companies, is a trained helicopter pilot and architect, so she has a lot going for her. She’s also good-looking, so she’s probably had more than a few men ask her out without dad’s help.

In an interview with the BBC she was careful not to embarrass her father.

She said she initially thought the offer was a joke, but soon realized her father was serious.

“It’s an expression of fatherly love,” said Chao, who would not confirm she had been legally married. “It would be inappropriate to contradict my father” publicly, she said.

She said her father’s quest is not a “waste of time” but she is very happy in her current relationship.

As for the initial question in this blog, it seems a lot of men would take that offer. Gigi Chao has received more than 1,500 Facebook friend requests and about 200 emailed marriage proposals.

Her dad has received 100.

The billionaire may be a little nutty, but he’s not going to force his daughter to marry a man.

“Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work,” he said.

She may be a little too devoted to at least one of her parents.

37 comments Add your comment

Mayor Kassim Reed

September 30th, 2013
1:14 pm

I wonder if she dates Black guys???

Everything is for sale..............

September 30th, 2013
1:14 pm

How do I get in touch with this guy?

In A HeartBeat

September 30th, 2013
1:20 pm

In a heart beat.

Devil's Advocate

September 30th, 2013
1:20 pm

Game on!

This would be a great plot for a Cannon Ball Run reboot. Story of men from all over the world flocking to Hong Kong in a race to meet his lady and get her attention. Then the sequel can focus on the convincing to marry part…

In A HeartBeat

September 30th, 2013
1:21 pm

Oh, and she does not have to ditch her lover


September 30th, 2013
1:22 pm

NICE! I mean, sorry her dad is treating her like this but damn…


September 30th, 2013
1:23 pm

Nobody has ever been able to explain this to me: if girls don’t like guys, why do they want a partner who looks and acts like they’re a guy? Just look at the picture to see my point. Same for gays. They’re not attracted to women, but they want a boyfriend who acts effeminate. Really strange stuff.


September 30th, 2013
1:36 pm

I;ve had a couple of ex-boyfriends in my lifetime who were so “good,” they could have convinced her to change. But hey, one drank himself to death and the other is too old.

Yes, one of my friends came out in her 30s. She had long beautifully natural blonde hair, and she butch it. Then she started wearing men’s clothing. I swear, she was pretty and should have stayed that way instead of looking as butch as her girlfriend, who was the man in the relationship. Of course, my friend was with a female doctor, who then cheated on her after she helped pay her way through med school at emory, the doctor cheated with………a female nurse, just like male doctors do, and the female nurse had been married to a male divinity student at emory. You can’t make that stuff up, LOL.
So lesbian women should retain their beauty and not go butch.


September 30th, 2013
1:56 pm

At first, I did not read the caption under the picture and I thought that was her father. I hope I’m not the only one.


September 30th, 2013
2:04 pm

Scrivener, you like to stereotype but in reality most gays are attracted to athletic handsome studs. There are a few “queens” usually pictured in the media and during parades but in my experience that is the exception.


September 30th, 2013
2:11 pm

I’m confused. Is Sean Eav a male or a female?

Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing

September 30th, 2013
2:13 pm

I’m with you, Scrivener! WHY…!!!!!!?

And WHY have a plastic [organ] to simulate the act when you can have a natural, hot-blooded REAL one? I don’t understand this.

[Natural] Prong A goes in Socket B. Period, as in man in woman, and woman for man. We live in a sick mentally messsed up world.

Don't Tread

September 30th, 2013
2:24 pm

I assumed that was the father before reading the caption. Oops. Holy cow.

How many millions do you get for the attempt?

Isotope Finney

September 30th, 2013
2:25 pm

Scrivener makes a good point though. Feminine looking lesbian women will choose a manly looking lesbian woman. Why not just go with a guy?

Isotope Finney

September 30th, 2013
2:26 pm

Look at that picture. They look like a man and a woman.

Hand Full of Spades

September 30th, 2013
2:41 pm

lol…. I thought the person in the picture (prior to reading the caption) was the Father as well, I was thinking to myself, “Man, he looks well to be 76″…. Speaking of her Father, so he slept with 10,000 Women? I guess karma is a bit of a b*tch on his part……


September 30th, 2013
3:06 pm

if she’s a feminine woman and wants a masculine woman, who cares? really, i mean, why are you so worried about what other people are attracted to? how does it concern you? it doesn’t.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

September 30th, 2013
3:08 pm

Causeless the curse shall not come.

George nails it again: “She may be a little too devoted to at least one of her parents.”

East Cobb Alpha Dawg

September 30th, 2013
3:09 pm

I was filling out an application the other day to do government work and it asked me whether I was a GLBT member; ostensibly to give me some kind of preferential treatment. But my question is how can they prove whether I am gay or straight? What is the criteria? the whole thing seems silly to me.


September 30th, 2013
3:19 pm

He should pay Rosie O’Donnell $10 million to hit on his daughter. If THAT doesn’t turn her straight, ain’t no helping her.


September 30th, 2013
3:47 pm

Oh my! I thought the picture was of her and her father. If she likes women then why is she dating a woman that looks like a man. People are nuts in this world that we live in.

Monty Hall

September 30th, 2013
4:06 pm

I’m willing to make a deal with the dad to take a shot at it for only $50 million


September 30th, 2013
4:44 pm

wow i am so happy that Atlanta mayor has the time to comment about this while his city is drowning in urine it goes to show how responsible he is

Share 4. Sure

September 30th, 2013
4:55 pm

For 65 Million I would “share” her for sure in a heart beat and enjoy it too :)


September 30th, 2013
4:58 pm

The daughter is beautiful, doubt she really needs dad’s $ to attract a guy if she wants one.

Her “partner” obviously works hard to look like a dude, what’s up with that? He/she is mildly disturbing & a bit creepy.


September 30th, 2013
5:06 pm

Pretty sure she had her mind made up at this point, but if “Daddy” is willing to foot the bills for me to attempt to win her over, I’m game. Give me three months travel and expenses, and I’ll give full effort to win her over, and return her to what they stated as “normal, acceptible relationship” status.


September 30th, 2013
5:50 pm

Utter, unabashed perversion.

Nest up a domestic partnership with a domesticated animal and Obama will sign into law a spousal /partner veterinary health care bill.


September 30th, 2013
6:28 pm

“Would you marry a wealthy, attractive lesbian for $65 million?”

If it was either one in the picture, she may be rich but she ain’t good lookin’.

First Derivative

September 30th, 2013
7:55 pm

That is not a hard problem to solve. What about all those construction pavement looking lesbians around the ATL? Those are men.


September 30th, 2013
9:09 pm

But it’s acceptable to sleep with 10,000 women?


September 30th, 2013
9:12 pm

Boy, he’s going to get overwhelmed with responses. Is it ok if I’m already married? My wife will probably agree to it for $65 million.


September 30th, 2013
9:13 pm

Ugh, that’s two women in the picture? If lesbians like other women, why do they try so hard to look like men? Never understood that.


September 30th, 2013
11:43 pm

This story is at least 2-3 months old. Why bring it up now? Slow news day or just AJC and the hack writer needing to fan the flames?

boo boo

October 1st, 2013
4:23 am

……………. Raise it to 66 million and it’s a deal.


October 1st, 2013
12:09 pm

can I marry both?

Not fooled

October 2nd, 2013
5:02 am

Both of those women are wealthy, because I’m pretty sure the one on the left is Yoko Ono.


October 2nd, 2013
9:10 am

My doctor performed pre-natal genetic testing when my wife was pregnant and discovered our baby carried the “Gay” gene and there was a 50/50 chance the baby would be homosexual. We aborted that little twinkle-toed, fairy loving, pillow biting turd burglar the very same day! God Bless America And No Place Else :)