Metinee Kingpayom is a Thai actress, model and TV presenter. The daughter of two Thai immigrants, Metinee was born in Maryland, (near Washington D.C.) and raised in New York City. As an adult, she traveled to Thailand where she won the Miss Thailand World 1992 title. She then represented Thailand at the Miss World 1992 pageant, where she was crowned Continental Queen of Asia & Oceania.
Metinee also works as a director for shows such as Dancing with the Stars Thailand and The Face Thailand. In 2007, she married Edward Sharples.