Before she could say her own name, Cindy Sirinya Bishop entered the world of philanthropy when her parents brought her to an orphanage in Pattaya to celebrate her first birthday. It’s no wonder that her life has been filled with a passion for helping others.
Today Cindy is one of Thailand’s most well-known faces, the winner of Miss Thailand World pageant in 1996, host of two TV shows, actress in soap operas, a sought-after MC and fashion model. She’s also the owner and founder of Mama’s Secret, a line of beauty products for women.
Her fame and success means she keeps a tight schedule; however, between juggling her career, business, and a family of two adorable children with her husband, Cindy always makes time to give back to society through her involvement in various charities.
By using her celebrity platform, Cindy has brought awareness and positive impact to many important causes.
As a celebrity ambassador for Fin Free Thailand, Cindy has helped to successfully remove shark fin from the menus of local restaurants and hotels. She continues to spread awareness about the dangers of eating shark fin soup in hopes of preserving the lives of sharks, marine ecosystems, and the health of people in general.
Cindy has also maintained her relationship with the Pattaya Orphanage, helping to organise anniversary events for the orphanage in order to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
Another charity that has been blessed by her support is the Camillian Social Center in Rayong where Cindy has volunteered at for many years helping to spread awareness about the work being done for children and adults living with HIV/AIDS.
“I know many of the children well from Rayong, and whenever I see them I am always greeted with hugs, wais and the most beautiful heart-warming smiles I’ve ever seen. These children are an inspiration to us all. They have so much joy and hope and are a daily reminder of all that we have to be grateful for in our own lives,” says Cindy.
Since the opening of Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities in Latkrabang, Cindy has been involved in PR, fundraising events and serving as a member of the Camillian Home Committee. Her efforts have helped to secure much needed funds and awareness for the orphanage, school and daycare center.
Cindy proves to us that one person can truly make a difference, and we should all aspire to do the same.