Drag Name Origin
Her namesake is the Papilionanthe "Miss Joaquim", commonly known as the Vanda Miss Joaquim, a hybrid vandaceous orchid which is Singapore's national flower.
|Season Competed||Thailand Season 2|
|Main Challenges Won:||1 (Ep. 5)|
|Runway Challenges Won:||1 (Ep. 6)|
|Mini-Challenges Won:||1 (Ep. 5)|
|Times as Team Captain:||1 (Ep. 5)|
|Times in Bottom Two/Three:||3 (Eps. 7, 10, 11)|
|Episode Eliminated:||Episode 11|
- "Salam sisters! I'm Vanda Miss Joaquim, 29 years old, and I'm from Singapore" (Entrance Quote)
- "Back in my hometown, I usually perform and entertain everybody. You know? Everybody sees the façade and you perform you emotions out and you perform your pains out, but at the end of the day you just go home all by yourself. You feel lonely after that. You know, I start to learn to embrace myself and started loving myself even more. Because at the end of the day if you don't love yourself, like you know, you can't let anybody in. So I think we're just a face that learns and I grows from it... So, I mean to all my sisters out there, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, we're all in this together, stay united. Love each other, be kind to one another, Thank you" (answer in Miss Star of the Galaxy pageant)
- Kana: Vanda na pa, Na pa means old face.
- Vanda: I'm not Maya B'Haro.
- ♪ "One, two, three, four. Salam, sisters. Aww! Scream, shout, meow for me. I can come for you, but not for free. Been working, hustlin' down the street. I say salam, you say… (Sawasdee krab.) Don't worry, I come in peace. I'm Vanda, oh darling, it's me. Abdicate yourself, I'm about to bloom. Drag Race Thailand, here comes the boom." ♪ (verse in the Top 5 Medley)
- Vanda is the mother of the Haus of Miss Joaquim, with six other members (Miss Dahlia Rose, Anna Stacia, Eriana Conda, Tiara Sorrel, Farrah Shamrock and Opal Ophelia)
- She is the first Muslim queen to compete in the Drag Race Franchise, followed by Mercedes Iman Diamond.
- She is bilingual, as she speaks both English and Malay.
- During the filming of the second season of Drag Race Thailand, Vanda along with Mocha, had to go back and forth to their home countries to get their materials and outfits made.
- She is a frequent guest on Yuhua Hamasaki's "Bootleg Opinions".
- Prior to Drag Race, Vanda used to stay and work in Toronto, Canada.
- Vanda is fourth Drag Race Contestant to lip-sync in a language that is not their mother tongue, the first three being Mocha Diva who lipsynched in Thai and Jinkx Monsoon vs Detox in Spanish.
Drag Race Thailand Season 2
Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Looks
- (2019) Drag Race Thailand, on Season 2 as herself/contestant
- (2019) Drag Race Thailand Season 2 - Top 5 Performance ft. Drag Race Thailand Season 2 Cast
4th & 5th: Bandit & Vanda Miss Joaquim • 6th: Srimala • 7th: Tormai • 8th: Genie • 9th: Miss Gimhuay (Disqualified) • 10th: Mocha Diva • 11th: Maya B'Haro (Miss Congeniality) • 12th: Katy Killer • 13th: Silver Sonic • 14th: M Stranger Fox