Who knew “Jay” Jetrin Wattanasin had a daughter? For some of you who might not know of that, but before “Pin” Kedmanee there was Gina Nalamliang Li (Gina Li), former Miss Thailand runner up of 2535 (1992).
Brief History About Gina and Jada:
Gina has been living in Thailand with her daughter, Jada Jidarin in Agoura Hills, CA up until Jada was 6. Gina wanted to move so that Jada would have more place to run around. Gina entered the industry through the “Beauty Queen” route. After having won her title, Gina headed back to school in New York City at Cornell University majoring in Science , Dietetics/Nutritional Science. She would go back and forth from L.A. and Thailand on a regular basis.
She was a very famous model in the era of Yelly MacIntosh (wife of Willy), Helen, Lukekate, and Jittima (Jetrin’s sister.) There were plenty of guys who would hit on her at the time, but back in the days, music was popular and there was a young man with a long face who had won the heart of Gina. Which resulted to the birth of their daugther, Jada Nalamliang. Gina raised her daughter alone in America.
As for raising her daughter in America, Gina stated that there are happy times and there are times she would struggle in taking care of her daughter that she would take on any type of jobs. From restaurants jobs to cleaning, picking up her daughter to school and being a runway model, but her professionalism on being a model in America for 15 years has gained her a lot of credibility.
When asked how she raises her daughter, Gina said that she raises Jada like a friend. The two of them are really close to each other. Jada was born and raised in America so she would understand bits and pieces of the Thai language, but she doesn’t speak Thai that often. Gina has Jada learn the Thai language at the Thai temple in L.A.
Jada has grown up to be a very beautiful young woman. For the latest issue of Lips Magazine, Gina and her daughter graced the cover. Both women are very beautiful. It has caused quite a commotion with Thai Netizens as they are stunned by the beauty of both mother and daughter. Gina is also a style expert on various local channels here in The States.
Click to watch Gina’s Demo Reel