As Robert Burns once wrote, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. No matter how well we plan, there are times it falls through anyway, as these previous Miss Hong Kong participants found.
Superstar Jacky Cheung (张学友) performed for Miss Hong Kong 2021 on 12th September. It was the first time he’d performed for the pageant in 20 years. Of course, this was an unmissable photo opportunity, especially for these previous Miss Hong Kong winners.
A group of previous Miss Hong Kong champions had gathered to take a photo with the “God of Songs” after his performance. Crystal Fung (馮盈盈) had teamed up with Rebecca Zhu (朱晨丽), runner-up Sammi Cheung (张秀文) and Regina Ho (何依婷) to wait for Jacky in the lobby of the venue, hoping to catch him as he left.
Crystal was practicing her dialogue for Jacky while Regina was discussing Jacky’s supposed departure route. They had it all planned out, but unfortunately, an unexpected announcement threw a wrench in their plans. The four were supposed to appear on stage after Jacky’s performance. As soon as the singer was done, they were called up to the stage.
However, Crystal was stubborn and decided to snatch a photo with Jacky before going. Sadly, they discovered that they had been waiting at the wrong exit— Jacky was leaving via the opposite one! The girls rushed over hoping it wasn’t too late.
Miraculously, Crystal and Regina made it on time to catch a glimpse of the singer leaving. Crystal called, “Can (we) take a picture?” from a distance, but the star didn’t pause. The girls were left behind, mourning their missed opportunity as Jacky Cheung left the venue.
These Miss Hong Kong champs did their best but sadly, it just didn’t work out. We have to applaud their tenacity however. Hopefully, they’ll get a picture with Jacky one day!