In October 2015, former Miss World Malaysia Soo Wincci faced a conundrum when sponsors for her first ever concert, “Inwinccible”, abruptly pulled out from the show at the 11th hour.
It was said that the sponsors had retracted their fundings due to a video that she posted in August 2015 where she urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to resign.
Not one to disappoint her fans, what more at her first concert, the singer was left with no other choice but to fork out her own money because the show had go on.
At that time, she was quoted as saying:
IF I CANCEL THE CONCERT, I WILL LOSE THE TRUST FROM THE PEOPLE BECAUSE I HAVE PROMISED THEM THAT THE CONCERT WILL HAPPEN, AND THIS WILL ALSO AFFECT MY REPUTATION. THESE 2 THINGS CANNOT BE BOUGHT WITH MONEY.
Soo Wincci’s concert went on as planned, but she didn’t “escape unscathed”. She invested a whopping total of RM500,000 from her own pocket, which left her almost bankrupt.
Luckily, she had some friends who were willing to loan her money to tide her over.
mStar quoted her as saying, “The concert was not a failure. I managed to deliver my best performance to the audience. But it may have failed financially. To be honest, I was almost bankrupt due to the debt, but thankfully some of my friends lent me some money so that I can settle the debt.”
Despite the setbacks, Soo Wincci didn’t regret her decision to carry on with “Inwinccible” as it opened up doors for more career opportunities internationally. In fact, she was recently invited to do a recording in Beijing, China for the CCTV channel in conjunction with the upcoming Chinese New Year in February. And as we all know, Chinese New Year programmes are a big deal to the Chinese.
Good to know that our talented beauty queen is A-okay! Here’s to a better year ahead for Soo Wincci :)