PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 March, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 March, 2003, 12:00am

Poor Fanny Ma. Paparazzi trailed the troubled glamour queen across Hong Kong last Friday night, snapping her in Drop and then leaving Home nightclub at 8am.

The resulting story in Next Magazine paints a decadent picture of the 39-year-old wife of Tai Seng Development Bank director, William Ma, crashed out behind the VIP curtains surrounded by amorous gym hunks.

But when SAR called her, Ma (above) revealed the true story was very different. 'The friends I was partying with are all laughing about how wrong the magazine got its story. The idea that I am having any kind of romance with any of them is hysterical - they are all gay. And I was in a gay club.

'The sad thing is that some people who read this nonsense actually believe it,' she added, remarkably calm given the circumstances. 'But what can I do? I am not going to stop going out just because of the paparazzi.'