Paweensuda Drouin Bio, Wiki
Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin was born on October 12th, 1993. She is a Thai-Canadian model, DJ and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2019.
She is representing Thailand in the Miss Universe 2019 competition and is a favourite to win it. If Drouin wins, she, like past Miss Universes, will be whisked away to New York for her year of public advocacy and promotional appearances.
Paweensuda Drouin Height
She stands at 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in).
Paweensuda Drouin Background & Parents
Paweensuda was born as Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin in Thailand but grew up in Canada. She is often affectionately referred to by her Thai nickname Fahsai. Her mother is a Thai Chinese, while her father is Euro-Canadian.
Paweensuda Drouin Education
After finishing high school, Paweensuda enrolled in the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. In 2017, she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in kinesiology. Paweensuda moved from Canada to Bangkok in Thailand as an adult, in order to work as a DJ.
Paweensuda Drouin Voluntary Programs
As a student, she volunteered with the University of Calgary program that developed special physical education programs for children with disabilities. She runs the “We are One” campaign which promotes equality and inclusivity among underprivileged children through sports, art, and music, as well as project ‘ABLE’, which adapts sports to improve the physical ability and self-esteem of individuals with disabilities, according to her Miss Universe bio.
Paweensuda Drouin Pageantry
Paweensuda began her pageantry career in Thailand in 2013, entering the Miss Thailand Chinese Cosmos 2013 competition; she ultimately finished as the second runner-up. She was then selected to represent Thailand in the Miss Chinese Cosmos Southeast Asia 2013 competition in Malaysia, where she placed within the top eight. After this experience, Paweensuda began taking part in more major Thai pageants. In December 2013, she competed in Miss Thailand 2013 and finished as the first runner-up; although the winner of Miss Thailand is not sent to any international competitions, it is the oldest and most traditional pageant in Thailand, and Paweensuda stated that she competed to honor her mother’s wishes.
After Miss Thailand, Paweensuda began to focus on her education and retreated from pageantry. She returned in 2017, competing in Miss Universe Thailand 2017. Despite being a frontrunner in the competition, she placed as the second runner-up behind winner Maria Poonlertlarp and also won the special award Miss Smile. Following her performance in Miss Universe Thailand 2017, Paweensuda was appointed to represent Thailand at Miss Earth 2017, where she placed in the top eight despite again being a frontrunner for the crown.
In 2019, Paweensuda returned to Miss Universe Thailand and competed in Miss Universe Thailand 2019. Being a major frontrunner for the crown, Paweensuda went on to win the competition, being crowned by outgoing titleholder Sophida Kanchanarin and Catriona Gray of the Philippines, who had been crowned Miss Universe 2018. In the competition, she had also won Best Swimsuit, Perfect Poses, Miss Popular Vote, and was one of eight contestants awarded the Golden Tiara.
Paweensuda Drouin Miss Universe 2019
Although Drouin represents Thailand, the Miss Universe contestant actually grew up in Canada, her father’s country of origin. “I know at heart that I’m Thai,” Drouin told The Bangkok Post. “I’d like to be able to say that I’ve studied. I did my history. And I’m able to go up there and I know that, for me, what makes us Thai people is that we’re open and that we accept people from different backgrounds.”
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