Paweensuda Drouin

Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin (Thai: เจนนิเฟอร์ ปวีณสุดา แซ่ตั่น ดรูอิ้น; born 12 October 1993), also known by her Thai nickname Fahsai (Thai: ฟ้าใส, lit.'clear sky'), is a Thai-Canadian model, television host, DJ, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2019. She represented Thailand in the Miss Universe 2019 competition, ultimately placing in the top five.[1][2]

Paweensuda Drouin
ปวีณสุดา ดรูอิ้น
Paweensuda Drouin, Miss Universe Thailand 2019.jpg
Drouin in 2019
Born
Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin

(1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 28)
Other names
  • Fahsai
  • Paweensuda Saetan
Alma materUniversity of Calgary
Occupation
  • Model
  • television host
  • DJ
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Earth Thailand 2017[a]
Miss Universe Thailand 2019
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss Thailand 2013
(1st Runner-Up)
Miss Universe Thailand 2017
(2nd Runner-Up)
Miss Earth 2017
(Top 8)
Miss Universe Thailand 2019
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2019
(Top 5)

Raised in Canada, Paweensuda moved to Thailand to work as a model and DJ. After placing as the first runner-up in Miss Thailand 2013 and second runner-up in Miss Universe Thailand 2017, Paweensuda was appointed Miss Earth Thailand 2017 and went on to place in the Top 8 at Miss Earth 2017.

Early lifeEdit

Paweensuda was born as Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin on 12 October 1993. She was born in Thailand, but grew up in Canada.[3] She is often affectionately referred to by her Thai nickname Fahsai. Her mother is Thai Chinese, while her father is Canadian, of French descent. After finishing high school, Paweensuda enrolled in the University of Calgary. In 2017, she graduated with a degree in kinesiology. Paweensuda moved from Canada to Bangkok as an adult, in order to work as a DJ.[4][5][6]

PageantryEdit

Paweensuda Drouin began her pageantry career in Thailand in 2013, entering the Miss Thailand Chinese Cosmos 2013 competition; she ultimately finished as the second runner-up. Afterwards, she was selected to represent Thailand in the Miss Chinese Cosmos Southeast Asia 2013 competition in Malaysia, where she placed within the top eight.[6] After this experience, Drouin 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 Drouin stated that she competed to honor her mother's wishes.[7][4][8]

After Miss Thailand, Paweensuda Drouin began to focus on her education and retreated from pageantry. She returned in 2017, competing in Miss Universe Thailand 2017. She went on to place as the second runner up to Maria Poonlertlarp and also won the special award Miss Smile. Following her performance in Miss Universe Thailand 2017, Drouin was appointed to represent Thailand at Miss Earth 2017, where she placed in the Top 8.[9][10][11] Two years later, Paweensuda Drouin returned to Miss Universe Thailand and competed in Miss Universe Thailand 2019. Being a major frontrunner for the crown, Drouin 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.[12][13][14] In the competition, she won the Best Swimsuit, Perfect Poses, Miss Popular Vote awards, and was one of ten contestants awarded the Golden Tiara. Drouin represented Thailand at Miss Universe 2019.[4][11] and placed as a Top 5 finalist together with Gabriela Tafur of Colombia.

Acting careerEdit

TV dramasEdit

  • 2022 Love Through Time 2022 (Jao Ying Lhong Yook 2022) (เจ้าหญิงหลงยุค) (Pairoykor/Ch.9) as Princess Kannikakesorn (Past) / Kannika (Present) (เจ้าหญิงกรรณิการ์เกสร (อดีต) / กรรณิการ์ (ปัจจุบัน)) with Warodom Khemmonta

TV SeriesEdit

  • 20 () (/Ch.) as ()

TV SitcomEdit

  • 20 () (/Ch.) as ()

Ost.Edit

  • Dramas : Love Through Time 2022 (Jao Ying Lhong Yook 2022) (เจ้าหญิงหลงยุค)
    • Songs : WHY SAY I LOVE YOU ()

MCEdit

  • 2014 : Lady Nine Beauty Surprise (เลดี้ไนน์ บิ้วตี้เซอร์ไพรส์) On Air Ch.9
  • 2017 : สปอร์ต กูรู (Sport Guru) On Air Ch.3 (2017-2019)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Paweensuda was appointed Miss Earth Thailand 2017 following her runner-up placement at Miss Universe Thailand 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arnowitz, Leora. "Miss Universe 2019: South Africa wins, Steve Harvey has another mix-up and more you missed". USA TODAY.
  2. ^ Christina Maxouris. "Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe". CNN.
  3. ^ Mahavongtrakul, Melalin (3 July 2019). "No beauty shines brighter". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "ประวัติ ฟ้าใส ปวีณสุดา มิสยูนิเวิร์สไทยแลนด์ 2019 เรียนจบนอกเกียรตินิยมอันดับ 1". Campus Star (in Thai). 29 June 2019.
  5. ^ "DJ 25 tuổi đăng quang Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Thái Lan". VnExpress (in Vietnamese). 29 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b Thanh Tuyền (29 June 2019). "Nhan sắc mỹ nhân 1,8m vừa đăng quang 'Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Thái Lan'". Thanh Niên (in Vietnamese).
  7. ^ "Beauty queens join the 'Jetts set'". Nation Multimedia. 9 November 2018. Archived from the original on 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  8. ^ "ประวัติการศึกษา "ฟ้าใส ปวีณสุดา" เจ้าของตำแหน่ง "มิสยูนิเวิร์สไทยแลนด์ 2019"". Sanook.com (in Thai). 29 June 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  9. ^ "เตรียมลุ้น! ฟ้าใส – ปวีณสุดา ตัวแทนประเทศไทยชิงมง "มิสเอิร์ธ 2017" ที่ฟิลิปปินส์". Matichon (in Thai). 6 August 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  10. ^ Miss Thailand Earth Fanpage (5 August 2017). "Announcement for Miss Thailand Earth 2017 delegate". Facebook (in Thai). Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Miss Universe Thailand 2019 is Paweensuda Drouin". pageantcircle.com. Archived from the original on 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  12. ^ Thaitrakulpanich, Asaree (13 June 2019). "Race For Miss Universe Thailand 2019 Under Way (Photos)". Khaosod English. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  13. ^ "Mỹ nhân 25 tuổi vừa đăng quang Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Thái: Con lai 2 dòng máu, lội ngược dòng ngoạn mục "từ Á thành Hoa"". Kênh 14 (in Vietnamese). 29 June 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  14. ^ "Đã đẹp còn ứng xử 'nuốt mic', tân Hoa hậu Hoàn vũ Thái Lan đe dọa khả năng intop của Hoàng Thùy tại Miss Universe 2019". 2sao (in Vietnamese). 29 June 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2022.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss Universe Top 5 Finalist
(with   Gabriela Tafur)

2019
Succeeded by
  Adline Castelino
(3rd Runner-Up)
  Kimberly Jiménez
(4th Runner-Up)
Preceded by Miss Universe Thailand
2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by Thailand representatives at Miss Universe
2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by Thailand representatives at Miss Earth
2017
Succeeded by
Nirada Chetsadapriyakun