From the Bottom of My HART
Good morning America, Sawaddee ka!!!!!
My name is Pattaya Hart, what’s yours?!?!??
Welcome to my very first MGA Newsletter, “From the bottom of my HART” (yes, it spells H-A-R-T)
First off, I’d like to say THANK YOU so much for all the love and support that I’ve gotten leading to, throughout and even after the pageant. I’m so honored and grateful to be your 48th Miss Gay America!!! I’m looking forward to a fabulous year full of so much love, joy and a whole lot of dancing!!
For my first newsletter, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about myself…
My boy name is Methawee Sayampol and I also go by the name Plu (both names are legit, as Thai People generally have 2 names, official name for document and paperwork and nickname for everyday use). Methawee means ‘Wiseman’ and Plu means ‘Fireworks’. I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. I went to school in Thailand and have a degree in Advertising and Marketing. I decided to follow my dream and quit my 9 to 5 office job and moved to New York City about 10 years ago to pursue dancing. I’m now a professional dancer and dance teacher, a proud faculty member at Steps on Broadway, one of the most prestigious dance studios in New York City. I teach Jazz and Theater dance, so if you’re ever in town for a visit, please don’t be afraid to come out and dance with me!!
A lot of people asked me “what inspired you to make such a drastic switch in your career path from a successful marketing executive job to a dancing/performing freelance job?”, and I always responded, “Don Quixote made me do it!” People think I was joking, but I was not!! Fun fact, I got cast in a huge Broadway-production musical of “Man of La Mancha” in Thailand. I was the only cast member who was not a professional actor, singer, dancer or dance teacher. I was working my 9 to 5 office job at the time and was taking adult ballet classes on the weekend just for fun. Until one day I heard about the open call audition for this huge production, I snuck out of work to go audition and made it all the way to the end. It was such a life-changing experience, learning how to become a professional actor, singer and dancer within 3-month rehearsal period, getting to work alongside a group of Thailand’s top actors, singers and dancers in the industry. And on top of that, the core message of the show spoke true to my heart and with all the help and support I got from the production team and cast mates, it made me realize my own capability and potential.
The song “Impossible Dream” (from the show) had struck a very emotional cord in my heart every time I hear it and it gives me the power and the will to push through to achieve anything I set my mind to. This song has been my mantra on how to live my life for the past 12 years, and just like I said, I owe it all to Don Quixote!
After the show closed in 2008, I decided to make a huge move to New York City all by myself for intensive dance training. After months of hard work, I started booking dancing jobs… and I’ve never looked back since.
And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is my ‘Coming to America’ story. I am living proof of the American dream and I’m very proud to share that if this little Asian boy from Thailand who speaks broken English can do it, you all can do it too!!
I’ll tell you more about my drag career and the birth of Pattaya Hart in the next “From the bottom of my HART”. Meanwhile please don’t hesitate to leave me some comments, questions or even your concerns below and please keep checking back in for more..
Until next time,
Miss Gay America 2020
10/16/2019 03:04:37 pm
This is beautiful and I am so proud of you. Congratulations
10/16/2019 08:36:50 pm
Thank you so much for all your love and support. I love you 😘😘😘
10/16/2019 03:13:22 pm
So proud of you sis and honored to have competed alongside you! You’re going to have an amazing year! ❤️
10/16/2019 11:55:13 pm
Thank you so much sister!!! You know I adore you and would love to see you come rock the MGA system!!! :* <3
10/16/2019 03:27:55 pm
Very inspiring and a very good read!! Now accept my friend request on Facebook!! Lol Hope you have a great year!
10/16/2019 11:56:07 pm
Done and done! Sorry I had to look through 400 friend requests I got over these past 10 days :D
Sean Vaughn Carter
10/16/2019 03:44:06 pm
You are an inspiration and a joy to be around! Congrats on the win and here’s to an amazing reign!
10/16/2019 11:57:36 pm
I love you Brother!!!! Thank you for you undying love and support!! Now let's go & get you a crown!!! :)
Ernie R. Diaz
10/16/2019 03:57:25 pm
Congratulations! Continued blessings, love and light. Cheers to a great year!
10/16/2019 11:58:08 pm
Thank you soooo much!! xoxo
10/16/2019 04:26:00 pm
You impress me so much! So talented and so well spoken! MGA is in good hands!
10/16/2019 11:59:15 pm
Thank you! Autocorrect has been very helpful writing this newsletter! :-D
10/16/2019 05:38:04 pm
On behalf of D.W. Productions....welcome home. We so need you.
10/16/2019 11:59:45 pm
Love you darling! Looking forward to working with you soon xoxo
10/16/2019 06:00:18 pm
The most impressive package, the most polished package and a breath of fresh air to the system! You have inspired many with your win the first time you have competed! Your on stage dance is so effortless that you want to see more! Chita Rivera would celebrate you for that perfection! Have an amazing reign!
10/17/2019 12:00:36 am
Thank you so much for your kind words, this means so much!!! xoxo
10/16/2019 06:09:17 pm
This is absolutely stunning great story and I love it I have been a fan of your for a very long time and I can’t wait to meet you as well!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
10/17/2019 12:05:37 am
Thank you my darling!!! Can't wait to meet you guys as well!!... and thank you again for such a wonderful gift box!!!! I love them!!! <3 <3 <3
10/16/2019 06:34:07 pm
Congratulations on you win! I love your story, its very inspiring me to and to others! I can't wait to follow you through your reign as Miss Gay America through social media.
10/17/2019 12:06:52 am
Thank you love!! Hope my story can inspire you to keep pushing through and follow whatever you desire to do :-* <3
10/16/2019 07:35:55 pm
I'm so proud of you ❤️
10/17/2019 12:07:42 am
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10/16/2019 07:43:20 pm
Loved hearing your story! So excited for the energy and love I know you will bring to the Miss Gay America Crown! XOXO
10/16/2019 08:23:05 pm
10/16/2019 09:22:30 pm
You are going to be an incredible MGA! The country is in for a fabulous treat ! Beautiful, inspiring first newsletter ❤️❤️❤️
Sasha Leigh Chambers
10/16/2019 09:35:48 pm
Best of luck this year! We are all rooting for you and enjoy the reign as it goes by so fast! I’m only a phone call away if you ever need anything! MGSEA SLC
10/16/2019 09:40:42 pm
I am so excited to get to work with you this year!
10/16/2019 10:58:15 pm
I am so excites for your journey and highly inspired by your message. Excellence is defined by what you do and I am certain that your excellence will define the potential of so many new and aspiring entertainers. Sawaddee ka!
10/17/2019 05:47:18 am
10/17/2019 06:17:56 am
The best talent I have ever seen. I could not take my eyes off of you and I have watched the video over and over and over again. You are definitely the entire package, everything a system hopes for and dreams of when they are getting ready to crown someone who will represent them for the next 365 days and the many many years to follow as a former. You are going to inspire and build the MGA system throughout your reign. Your story behind who you are and your journey of how you got here is proof that dreams do come true. Congrats beautiful! XoXo
10/17/2019 08:32:33 am
WE DON'T DESERVE YOU!!!
Grecia Montes Docca
10/17/2019 02:48:09 pm
You are amazing! You have inspired me and rekindled my love for MGA. I too ama latin boy with broken english and seeing you win inspired me to jump back into MGA after taking a break from 3 attempts. I can not wait to see u in Texas!
10/20/2019 01:30:47 pm
Your message made my day!! Thank you so much.
10/18/2019 01:13:35 pm
Congratulations on becoming only the 4th person (Norma Kristie, Lauren Colby and Asia O'Hara) to capture the title of Miss Gay America, on their 1st attempt at the national competition. You have much legacy and heritage to sustain and I wish you the very best for a stellar reign. I hope your reign will be one of the best years in life.
10/25/2019 07:19:51 am
Congratulations!!!!! When I first saw you I thought to myself she has it all. I hope she takes the crown. And that you did. I look forward to following you and seeing how you do throughout your reign. Your one MGA we don’t want to miss.
7/30/2020 02:48:09 pm
CONGRATULATIONS, You are very beautiful; have a great year. Ignore any sour grapes. They are just jealous.
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