Amanda Charlene Obdam[3] (Thai: อแมนดา ชาร์ลีน ออบดัม; born 17 June 1993)[4] is a Thai-Canadian actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2020.[5][6][7][8] She represented Thailand at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant in Hollywood, Florida where she finished as a Top 10 semifinalist.[9][10]

Amanda Obdam
อแมนด้า ออบดัม
Amanda Obdam
Born
Amanda Charlene Obdam[1]

(1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 30)
Phuket, Thailand
Other namesAmanda Chalisa Obdam
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Occupations
  • Actress
  • Model
  • YouTuber
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016
Miss Universe Thailand 2020
Hair colorDark Brown
Eye colorDark Brown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Thailand World 2015
(Top 10)
Miss Grand Thailand 2016
(Top 10)
Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016
(Winner)
Miss Universe Thailand 2020
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2020
(Top 10)

Early life and education edit

Amanda Charlene Obdam was born on 17 June 1993 in Phuket to a Thai Chinese mother and a Dutch Canadian father.[11] She studied in the English language program at Satree Phuket School and the British International School, Phuket. After graduating, she moved to Toronto to enroll in the University of Toronto Mississauga, graduating with a degree in Economics, Business administration and management general in 2015, with first-class honours.[11]

Pageantry edit

Amanda began her career in pageantry in 2015, competing in Miss Thailand World 2015, where she placed in the top ten. Afterwards, she competed in Miss Grand Phuket 2016, which she won and was granted entry into Miss Grand Thailand 2016 as the representative from Phuket Province.[12][13] She went on to place in the top ten, additionally winning the supplementary title of Miss Rising Star.[14] After Miss Grand Thailand, Amanda was selected to represent Thailand at Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016 in Cambodia, where she won the title.[15][16][17]

In 2020, Amanda was selected as a contestant in Miss Universe Thailand 2020, as one of the contestants coming from Phuket Province. She emerged as a favorite to win the title, winning the pre-pageant title of Miss Prissana, in addition to being one of the five golden tiara recipients and winning the speech wildcard into the top twenty. The finals were held on 10 October 2020 in Bangkok, where Amanda continued to advance through the rounds of competition until winning the title, being crowned by outgoing titleholder Paweensuda Drouin. Amanda was the second consecutive Thai Canadian to win the title, following her predecessor Paweensuda. Amanda represented Thailand at Miss Universe 2020.[8][18][19][20]

Amanda represented Thailand at the 69th Miss Universe competition on May 16, 2021 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida, United States and finished in the Top 10.

Filmography edit

Television Dramas edit

Year Title Role Network
2017 Naughty Cupid Dalat Channel 7
2017 Fa Me Ta : Mai Fah Long (Moral Drama : Wooden Coffin) Oey Channel 7
2018 Nak Su Sathan Fa Teacher Jeng Channel 7
2018 When I Marry a Stranger Pei Channel 7
2018 Ra Bum Marn Priew Channel 7
2022 KinnPorsche Pia Kittisawasd One 31
2023 Matalada Arunrassamee (Paeng) Channel 3
2024 Surviving Beauty Choenkwan Ratchamontri Channel 3
2024 Wuju Bakery Chonticha Hanyang Studio

MC edit

Online

References edit

  1. ^ "50 Facts about me - Amanda Obdam". YouTube. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ "ประวัติ "อแมนด้า ออบดัม" สาวสวยลูกครึ่งคนเก่ง ที่มาพร้อมเกียรตินิยมอันดับที่ 1 จากแคนาดา". Sanook (in Thai). 16 May 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  3. ^ Boonmee, Chisa (2 July 2021). "Important Update: Food For Fighters will no longer move from the Chula Alumni Association and have decided to stay at this location in the meantime". Destination Thailand News. Archived from the original on 16 September 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Biography. MUT 97: Amanda". Miss Universe Thailand. Archived from the original on 28 November 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  5. ^ TN (11 October 2020). "Phuket Thai-Canadian model Amanda Obdam crowned Miss Universe Thailand". Thailand News. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  6. ^ Com, The Phuket News (11 October 2020). "Phuket News: Phuket Thai-Canadian model crowned Miss Universe Thailand". The Phuket News Com. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Thai-Canadian model crowned Miss Universe Thailand". Inquirer Lifestyle. 11 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Phuket Thai-Canadian model crowned Miss Universe Thailand". The Phuket News. 11 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Wowing Miss Universe fans, Thailand's Amanda Obdam reaches Winner". Thai PBS World. Archived from the original on 29 October 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Amanda Obdam makes the Top 9+1 of Miss Universe Competition | British International School Phuket". Archived from the original on 28 October 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  11. ^ a b "ประวัติ "อแมนด้า ออบดัม" สาวสวยลูกครึ่งคนเก่ง ที่มาพร้อมเกียรตินิยมอันดับที่ 1 จากแคนาดา". Sanook (in Thai). 10 October 2020.
  12. ^ phukethotnews (9 May 2016). "มารู้จักมิสแกรนด์คนแรกของภูเก็ตกันเถอะ".
  13. ^ manager. ""อแมนดา ชาร์ลีน ออบดัม" คว้ามงกุฎมิสแกรนด์ ภูเก็ต คนแรก".[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ thairath (24 June 2016). "เอกซเรย์ 5 สาวเซี้ยะแซ่บ! มีสิทธิ์ลุ้นมงใหญ่".
  15. ^ posttoday. "ชาลิสา อแมนด้า สวยสง่า! คว้ามงกุฎมิสทัวริซึ่มอินเตอร์ฯ 2016".
  16. ^ news.ch7. "ชาลิสา อแมนด้า คว้ามงกุฎ Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  17. ^ khaosod (4 November 2016). "เปิดตัว "พลายทรงสุริยะกษัตริย์" ชุดประจำชาติของ "ชาลิสา อแมนด้า"".
  18. ^ "Amanda Obdam crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2020". Pattaya Mail. 12 October 2020.
  19. ^ "อแมนด้า ออบดัม คว้าตำแหน่ง Miss Universe Thailand 2020". The Standard (in Thai). 10 October 2020.
  20. ^ ""อแมนด้า ออบดัม" คว้าตำแหน่ง Miss Universe Thailand 2020". PPTV (in Thai). 11 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.

External links edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss Universe Thailand
2020
Succeeded by
Preceded by Thailand representatives at Miss Universe
2020
Succeeded by
Preceded by
  Sheila Kirabo
Miss Tourism Metropolitan International
2016
Succeeded by
  Maja Sieroń