By: Renee Grant
Backstreet Boys fan Kitty Tung got the surprise of a lifetime from her boyfriend James Guan last month when he went above and beyond to make his marriage proposal extra special.
Kitty has been a Backstreet Boys fan for years, and when James decided it was time to pop the question, he knew he wanted to somehow include her favorite boy band. James bought tickets to a show in Las Vegas where the band is currently holding residency and contacted their manager, hoping to enlist their help in giving his girlfriend the surprise he was dreaming of. When told that the group’s busy schedule would make request difficult, James knew he had to find a way to make it happen.
Undaunted, James bought tickets to a VIP meet & greet event with the band, telling Kitty that he won the tickets. He told her that he was going to go and “thank” one of the band’s security guards for the tickets, but in reality, he was telling them all about his sweet secret plan. The guard took bandmember Brian Littrell aside and told him of James’ plan, which he, in turn, told the rest of the group and their photographer.
Calling Kitty to the front of the line, he dropped to one knee to propose, prepared to sing a line from the band’s song Drowning which says, “I can’t imagine a life without your love and even forever don’t seem like long enough” when the band joined in to sing along behind him.
“I started telling Kitty that she meant the world to me and that she was the best thing that has ever happened to me,” James tells Entertainment Tonight. “Then I started singing the lyrics from Drowning and was planning to ask ‘Will you marry me?’ But BSB then started singing and I was totally shocked!”
Kitty was just as stunned by the moment, telling ET: “I was in total disbelief when he got down on one knee. And when the Backstreet Boys started singing, I was trying to remain calm, but my heart was beating so fast. It was so surreal and I couldn’t believe that the Backstreet Boys helped him pull this off. James has tried to surprise me before, but I was always able to figure out what he was planning. I had told my girlfriends that when the time came, I would know when James would propose, but he managed to surprise me and I was totally shocked!”
Congrats to the happy couple!