Cindy Bishop

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Cindy Bishop
Cindy Burbridge.jpg
Cynthia Carmen Burbridge

(1978-12-30) December 30, 1978 (age 40)
Years active1996–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
TitleMiss Thailand World 1996
Byron Bishop (m. 2005)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlue
Miss Thailand World 1996
Miss World 1996

Cynthia Carmen Burbridge-Bishop[1] (born December 30, 1978) or Thai name Sirinya Winsiri (Thai: สิรินยา วินศิริ), is a Thai of English, Indian, and American descent model, actress, and beauty pageant titleholder, best known as the host and judge on Asia's Next Top Model.

Early Life[edit]

Bishop born in Bangkok and raised in Pattaya,[2] She has 1/8 Thai descent,[3] William Burbridge, her father, who is American and her mother, Patricia, is half English, one quarter Indian and one quarter Thai.[4] Bishop attended Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok and graduated from Public Relations at Bangkok University[4]

In 2005, she married Byron Bishop, a half American, half Japanese model[4] and had two children, Leila Carmen and Aiden.[2]


Bishop started diving at the age of 5 and through this landed her first modelling contract for an underwater commercial shoot for a diving equipment store.[5]

In 1996, Bishop won the Miss Thailand World pageant and represented Thailand in the Miss World pageant in Bangalore, India where she was unplaced and didn't make it to the semi-finals.[6][7]

As the supermodel based in Thailand, Cindy has been a staple of Asia, that has covers for titles like Image, Numéro and Vogue, in addition to having worked for some of fashion houses including Céline, Chanel and Gucci.[8]

Bishop's work in films include The King Maker, which she was nominated for best supporting actress at the 2005 Suphanahong Awards in Thailand, and All I See is You (2016). She has also starred in numerous Thai drama series such as Gossip Girl: Thailand,[9] playing the role of Lily Wijitranukul, The OC Thailand (Thai adaptation of the original American series), Clueless and From Dreams to Eternity.

In 2016, Bishop presented the fourth cycle of Asia's Next Top Model[8] and still continues her role until the sixth cycle in 2018. She also hosted 2 episodes of Britain's Next Top Model Cycle 12.

Social Movement[edit]

In 2018, Cindy launched a social-media campaign, #DontTellMeHowToDress. The campaign started when she read a news report about a suggestion from the Department of Local Administration of Thailand telling women to wear modest clothes during the Songkran Festival to prevent sexual harassment. Later Cindy posted a video with her message "don’t tell women what to wear; tell men to respect women" that has taken the internet by storm.[10][11] Cindy Sirinya Bishop teamed up with the Thai Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation and UN Women turned the campaign into an exhibition, starting Jun 25, 2018, to raise awareness of sexual harassment and victim-blaming in Thailand.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Sin Sisters (ผู้หญิง 5 บาป)
2005 The King Maker (กบฏท้าวศรีสุดาจัน) Maria
2016 All I See Is You United States


TV Series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1996 Madame Mod (มาดามมด)
1997 Sanaeha Payabaht (เสน่หาพยาบาท) Michelle Channel 3
1998 Jark Fun Su Nirandon (จากฝันสู่นิรันดร) Ranee Channel 3
1999 Ruk Lae Patubai (รักเล่ห์เพทุบาย) Channel 3
Ror Wan Chan Mee Ther (รอวันฉันมีเธอ) Channel 3
2000 Prakasit Ngern Tra (ประกาศิตเงินตรา) Sharon Channel 3
2002 Jom Kon Plon Pa Lok (จอมคนปล้นผ่าโลก) Sikharin Channel 7
Plerng Maya (เพลิงมายา) Kirana Channel 7
2004 Jao Sao Glua Fon (เจ้าสาวกลัวฝน) Chonwasa Channel 3
2005 Kularb See Dum (กุหลาบสีดำ) Songthip Channel 3
2006 Likit Ruk Likit Luerd (ลิขิตรัก ลิขิตเลือด) Helen Channel 5
2009 Sakul Ka (สกุลกา) Walai Channel 5
2013 Paap Ataan (ภาพอาถรรพณ์) Pinsuda Channel 5
2014 Leh Nang Fah (เล่ห์นางฟ้า) Grace Miller Channel 5
2015 Ugly Betty Thailand (ยัยเป็ดขี้เหร่) Sofia Thairath TV
Gossip Girl Thailand (แสบใสไฮโซ) Lily van der Woodsen Channel 3
Thephabutra Sud Waeha (เทพบุตรสุดเวหา) Lady Supakawadee Channel 3
Torfun & Marwin (ทอฝันกับมาวิน) Wipada One HD
2016 The O.C. Thailand (กรุงเทพ..มหานครซ้อนรัก) Jane One HD
Plerng Naree (เพลิงนรี) Kanda Channel 3
O-Negative (รัก-ออกแบบไม่ได้) Doung GMM25, Netflix
2018 The Crown Princess (ลิขิตรัก) Princess Mona Channel 3
Back in Bangkok Candy TBA

TV Program[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2015 The Face Thailand (season 2) Special guest (Episode 4) Channel 3 (Thailand)
2016 Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 4) Main Judges (host) STAR World
2017 Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 5) Main Judges (host) STAR World
Britain's Next Top Model (cycle 12) Judges (host) Lifetime (UK and Ireland)
2018 The Face Thailand (season 4) : All Star Special guest (Episode 2, 7) Channel 3 (Thailand)
Miss Tiffany's Universe: The Reality Season 2 Mentor GMM 25
Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 6) Main Judges (host) Fox Life
Miss Thailand World 2018 The Reality Main Judges (host) Channel 3 (Thailand) SD
2019 Drag Race Thailand (season 2) Guest Judge (Episode 5) Kantana Group

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results
1996 Miss Thailand World 1996 Winner
1996 Miss World 1996 Unplaced
2005 Suphannahong National Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The King Maker (กบฏท้าวศรีสุดาจัน) Nominated


  1. ^ Mydans, Seth (2002-08-29). "Oh Blue-Eyed Thaes, Flaunt Your Western Genes!". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  2. ^ a b William K.C. Kee (3 April 2017). "Cindy Bishop means business, whether it's modelling or mothering". Star2. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  3. ^ "A Conversation With Beauty Queen, Business Woman, Model, Host, Actress and Mom Cindy Bishop". Hot Magazine. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Kee Hua Chee (2 August 2003). "Cindy gets revenge". The Star Online. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Cindy gets revenge". The Star. Archived from the original on 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
  6. ^ "Bangkok Journal; Thais With a Different Look, Flaunt Your Genes!". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
  7. ^ "Indiantelevision dot com's Breaking News : Thai supermodel Cindy Burbridge on Channel V show in May". 2003-04-07. Retrieved 2012-06-22.
  8. ^ a b "Interview: Cindy Bishop, host of Asia's Next Top Model Season 4 - LUXUO". LUXUO. 2016-06-20.
  9. ^ "Gossip Girl Thailand's Humphreys and Lily revealed". Bangkok. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  10. ^ Tun-atiruj, Choltanutkun (Mar 30, 2018). "Cindy Sirinya Bishop has had enough of Thailand's culture of slut-shaming".
  11. ^ "Sexual harassment isn't our fault, it's mens' - Sirinya "Cindy" Bishop | The Thaiger". March 29, 2018.
  12. ^ Sriyananda Selley, Dhipkawee (Jun 22, 2018). "Cindy Sirinya Bishop is turning her #DontTellMeHowToDress campaign into an exhibition".

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Yasumin Leautamornwattanai
Miss Thailand World
Succeeded by
Tanya Suesuntisook