Miss Thailand went on to win the Miss Universe pageant for her country in 1988.
She moved from Bangkok to the U.S. with her family as a child.
She was named to the Order of the Crown of Thailand and Order of the White Elephant for her accomplishments and efforts to help needy children.
She had two children with American real estate entrepreneur, Herbert Simon.
She won the Miss Universe pageant three years before Lupita Jones took the title in 1991.