Fan Man-yee had a tough and turbulent childhood. After being abandoned as a child by her parents, she was raised in an all-girls school. In her teen years, she had developed a drug addiction and worked as a prostitute to pay for her habit. By the time she was twenty-three-years-old, she was working as a hostess at a nightclub in Hong Kong.
In 1997, she met Chan Man-lok while working at the night club and the two hit it off, professionally speaking. Man-yee was still working as a prostitute on the side and battling her drug addiction, Man-lok was a pimp who sold drugs. It was a convenient friendship. Man-yee joined Man-lok’s group of girls he would send out on the job.