Miss Hong Kong 2019 winner Carmaney Wong (黃嘉雯) is definitely one of the more unlucky MHK winners in recent years. Soon after getting crowned, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. In addition to the sociopolitical turmoil that had been brewing in the past two years, Carmaney hasn’t had much work since her big crowning moment in September 2019.
Unlike her seniors Louisa Mak (麥明詩), Crystal Fung (馮盈盈), and Hera Chan (陳曉華), who all had work soon after winning the pageant, Carmaney is stuck with doing mainly social media appearances. It’s been difficult for Carmaney to find sponsors and work outside of social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube. Sharing that she has recently taken a class on pet grooming and beauty, the media is speculating that Carmaney is considering switching careers.
But in a later phone interview, Carmaney assured that she has no intention to switch careers. “After MHK I was opened to opportunities to try out many different kinds of things. In fact, many of my seniors didn’t start to do acting or MCing until a year later. I believe that I’ll have opportunities as long as I’m well-prepared.
In regard to her pet grooming class, Carmaney said, “It’s my hobby. Now that I have time I want to develop this hobby of mine. I’ve also been taking drama classes, horseback riding classes, and doing some volunteer work in my own time. I want to spend my time wisely as I wait for more opportunities.”
Carmaney doesn’t consider herself to be unlucky, saying, “It’s hard time for everyone right now, regardless of career. Everyone needs to stay strong and support each other. Right now, the best thing to hope for is to stay healthy. (How’s your income right now?) Fortunately I still have a lot of endorsement jobs. We’ve been invited to appear on many TV programs, so I’m doing fine.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.