Megan Lucky said she never expected to repeat it A fast-spreading stunt at the US Open This year – but now she “can’t wait to keep the tradition”.
“I was like, ‘If this happens again, I’d like to have another moment,’ to get the crowd merging again,” Lucky, 26, told The Post in a phone interview on Wednesday.
Lucky and her boyfriend were sitting at Louis Armstrong Stadium – one of the smaller venues hosting the US Open in Queens – on Friday when she said she noticed the camera operators closing their eyes to her and then starting to frantically communicate with each other on walkie-talkies. .
“And I thought, Ah-oh!” Lucky remembers.
“Sure, the cameras found me later. I seized the moment and took a beer,” she said, adding that it was Heineken.
Lucky’s quick drink was broadcast on the Jumbotron in place, and from there it quickly went viral on social media.
“I love spending time getting people excited and cheering and feeling something,” she said.
Lucky, who lives in New York City and has a corporate job, made her unexpected debut with internet fame exactly a year ago when she dropped a beer in the same stadium to the delight of her fellow spectators.
The sports fan told The Post that her initial feat with beer was spontaneous – and was partly driven by earlier alcohol consumption.
“I was a little lithe and had a little bit of liquid guts inside me. Lucky admitted it was definitely a spur of the moment,” adding that when she saw her face on the Jumbotron, she felt she had to “do something.”
Lucky described the social media frenzy that followed her stunt as a “shout out”.
“I felt like a celebrity for a while,” she said. “I never expected any of this to happen… I didn’t plan for it. It happened.”
The tennis fan said that upon arriving on the court last week, she told her boyfriend that she did not expect to appear on the giant screen again. They ended up sitting in different seats than last year – their fellow pastor and his wife.
Lucky’s back-to-back beer seems to have inspired others to follow in her footsteps: During the US Open game at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, another fan was seen dropping a standing drink on camera.
“I think it’s the coolest thing ever,” she said of this developing trend. “I am honored… I love bringing people together through sports. I think it is really cool to be almost an icon.”
Lucky admitted that she’s not a big beer enthusiast, doesn’t have a favorite brand of the brew and will just drink whatever’s in front of me, she said, stressing that she doesn’t advocate drinking, as fast it might suggest sweating.
“It was right now. I like to have fun. But I don’t crush 100 beers,” she added with a laugh.
Lucky revealed that she enjoys sports – she’s a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers just like her dad – and also follows tennis. During this year’s US Open, she starred with Australian Nick Kyrgios and her idol Serena Williams.
Now that both tennis stars are out of the tournament, Lucky said he’s just watching for fun.
When asked about her newfound internet fame, Lucky said she’s trying to keep to herself, despite all the attention that surrounds her.
“People see a little sliver of me,” she said, “and I have to keep it straight.”
Meanwhile, Lucky is already making plans to return to the US Open next year, and beer is on hand.
“I can’t wait for this tradition to continue,” she said.