Paula Margaret Taylor was born January 20, 1983 in Bangkok, Thailand to a Thai mother and a British father. Soon after birth, Paula and her family moved to Perth, Australia where she spent her childhood living an active lifestyle enjoyed by most Australians.
Throughout her childhood, Paula remained close to her roots and visited Thailand regularly. Her striking looks and trademark smile eventually caught the eye of local modeling agents. Paula began traveling to Thailand each summer during her teenage years and modeling as a summer job. Soon after graduating from High School, she moved to Thailand to pursue a career in modeling and soon found herself regularly working as a model as well as appearing in numerous Thai television shows, TV commercials and Thai feature films before becoming a regular VJ for Channel V Thailand.
As Paula’s career blossomed in Thailand, she soon found herself garnering more and more regional recognition and eventually became an overnight household name when she appeared with childhood friend Natasha Monks on the Amazing Race Asia. Winning the hearts of millions of fans Asia wide and showing she was not just another pretty face but a fierce competitor, Paula’s career skyrocketed and she became one of the most sought after personalities in the region.
Paula has continued to appear as the spokesperson for numerous multinational products throughout the region most notably Canon Cameras. Paula recently completed her Hollywood film debut as the 2nd female lead in the supernatural thriller “Shadows” (2009) starring Academy Award winning actor William Hurt, Cary Elwes, and fellow Thai actress Ploy Jindachot.