A transgender sensation and one of the most beautiful women in the world, according to the 25th Annual Independent Critics’ List of 100 Most Beautiful Faces, Petcharat is an actress who has transcended both stereotypes and prejudices. She had her sexual reassignment operation when she was only 17 years old and was catapulted into the limelight when she was crowned Miss Tiffany Universe in 2004. To date, she is one of the most relevant personalities in Thai media and a popular ambassador for Thai brands. Petcharat has been in several films, both locally and regionally, such as The White Storm with Louis Koo and, most recently, a small role in a Shaw Brother’s film starring big-league Hong Kong stars Chow Yun Fat and Carina Lau. Petcharat is viewed by her peers and fans as empowering younger transgenders, representing both beauty and courage in one package.