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Not to be confused with Cindy.

Cynthia Carmen Burbridge-Bishop (born December 30, 1978 in Bangkok, Thailand), also known as Cindy Bishop (Thai: ซินดี้ บิชอพ ) or by her Thai name Sirinya Winsiri (Thai: สิรินยา วินศิริ ), is a Thai actress, model, and television host. She is also known for being the host of Asia's Next Top Model. Bishop is expected to appear in F4 Thailand playing Thyme's mother.

Biography

Early life

She was born Cynthia Burbridge on December 30, 1978 in Bangkok, Thailand. She was raised in Pattaya.[1] Her father, an American named William Burbridge, moved to Thailand in the 1970s and owns a diving business called Seafari. Bishop's mother, Patricia, is half-English, one-quarter Indian and one-quarter Thai.[2][3]

Career

An experienced diver at thirteen, Bishop filmed her first commercial underwater. She began modelling regularly while attending Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok. At seventeen, she won Miss Thailand World and represented her country at Miss World. Her reign was controversial among some who assumed she was not Thai due to her appearance and name. Ultimately, it helped make her a household name in Thailand and allowed her to launch her acting career. She also became a VJ for Channel V.[2] In 2005, Bishop appeared in The King Maker which earned her a nomination for best supporting actress at the Suphannahong National Film Awards. She has also appeared in numerous dramas, including Thai adaptations of Gossip Girl (2015) and The O.C. (2016).[1]

In 2016, Bishop became a judge and the host of Asia's Next Top Model, starting with its fourth season.[4] She has appeared in other competition series, such as The Face Thailand, Miss Tiffany's Universe: The Reality, and Drag Race Thailand. In 2018, she launched an initiative, #DontTellMeHowToDress, after Thai authorities told women to dress modestly to prevent sexual harassment. Bishop partnered with Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation and UN Women to strengthen the campaign.[3] The same year, she appeared in the drama The Crown Princess.[5] In late 2020, Bishop appeared in Neth Mahunnop.[6] She is currently appearing in The Mind Game as Nanpinit.[7] Bishop has also been cast in the upcoming drama, F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers (2021).[8]

Personal life

In July 2005, she married model and actor Byron Bishop, who is half-Japanese and half-American. The couple dated for seven years before marrying. Together they have two children, Leila Carmen and Aiden.[2][1]

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Madame Mod
1997 Sanaeha Payabaht Michelle
1998 Jark Fun Su Nirandon Rani
1999 Ruk Lae Patubai
Ror Wan Chan Mee Ther
2000 Prakasit Ngern Tra Anna
2002 Jom Kon Plon Pa Lok Sikharin
Plerng Maya Kirana
2004 Jao Sao Glua Fon Chonwasa
2005 Kularb See Dum Songthip
2006 Likit Ruk Likit Luerd Helen
2009 Sakul Ka Walai
2013 Paap Ataan Pinsuda
2014 Leh Nang Fah Grace Miller
2015 Ugly Betty Thailand Sofia Episode 24
Gossip Girl Thailand Lily van der Woodsen
Thephabutra Sud Waeha Lady Supakawadee
Torfun Kub Marvin Wipada
2016 The O.C. Thailand Jane
Plerng Naree Kanda Burapakiat
O-Negative Naduang
2018 The Crown Princess Princess Mona
2020 Neth Mahunnop Wichitra
2021 The Mind Game Nanpinit
F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers Thyme's mother

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2005 The King Maker Maria De Torres
2016 All I See Is You Anna

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