Paula Taylor at 6th anniversary of Seventeen Magazine
|Born||Punlapa Margaret Taylor
January 20, 1983
|Known for||Jaa in Ruk Jung|
|Television||The Amazing Race Asia 2|
|Spouse(s)||Edward Buttery (m. 2010)|
Paula was born in Chulalankorn hospital, Bangkok Thailand. Two weeks after she was born, the family returned to Australia. Her father is of English descent and her mother is of Thai descent. Paula grew up in Perth, Western Australia and at the age of 9, after her parents' divorce, moved to Brisbane, Queensland.
While visiting her family in Thailand, she was asked if she would be interested in doing some modelling. She started her career in several commercials and small Thai movies before becoming a regular VJ for Channel V Thailand. Discovered by television producer Tanawat Wansom, she quickly rose to fame and became a sought-after television hostess and presenter. In 2006, she co-starred in the Thai romance comedy film, The Memory.
The Amazing Race Asia 2
Paula also participated in The Amazing Race Asia 2 with her childhood friend Natasha Monks. At the 9th leg they came in last but, fortunately, it was a non-elimination leg. In Leg 10, however, which was in Hungary, they came last for the second time leading them to be the 6th eliminated pair. They finished 5th on the race.
Paula recently made her Hollywood debut starring opposite William Hurt and Cary Elwes in the 2010 film Shadows. Due to her exposure in the Amazing Race Asia, her face and name have become familiar in several southeast Asian countries. She currently resides in Thailand while traveling around the region for commercials and television guest appearances. In 2009 she landed the starring role in a film starring Filipino comedian Vic Sotto in Love On Line where she plays a version of herself. She was also a guest host on Eat Bulaga! in which Sotto is a regular. She appears on the Philippine TV Sunday variety show SOP.
Paula married Anglo-Chinese businessman Edward Buttery in December 2010. They have a daughter: Lyla Jane Buttery (born on May 18, 2011 in UK).
|2003||Sexphone and the Lonely Wave||Jay|
|2006||Ruk Jung (รักจัง) (The Memory)|
|Phra-dek-seua-kai-gawk (พระ เด็ก เสือ ไก่ วอก) (The Magnificent Five)|
|2009||Love on Line (LOL)||Paula Taylor|
|The Little Comedian||Dr. Ice|
|[V] Boutique||Channel [V] Thailand||VJ|
|Chef to Go||Qtv 11||Guest|
|Eat Bulaga!||GMA 7|
|The Amazing Race Asia 2||AXN Asia||Co-Competitor with Natasha Monks|
|The Amazing Race Asia 3||Local Greeter at Leg 1|
|True Love Next Door Season 1&2 (เนื้อคู่ประตูถัดไป)||MCOT||Kwan Jai|
|True Love Next Door Season 3 (เนื้อคู่อยากรู้ว่าใคร)||Channel 5 (Thailand)||Kwan Jai|
|SOP||GMA 7||guest host August 16, 2009|
|Full House (Philippines TV series)||cameo|
- "Yah Lop Tah" by JR-Voy
- "Sexy" by Paradox
- "Tell Me Your Name" by Christian Bautista
- Maak Maai by Bie The Star