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Andrea Fonseka

Andrea Veronica Fonseka (born in Penang, Malaysia, August 29, 1984) was the winner of Miss Malaysia Universe 2004, and is an actor, television presenter and model who works predominantly in Malaysia and Singapore. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws from NUS.

Andrea Fonseka was born in Penang, Malaysia on Ausgust 29, 1984. She is of mixed ethnic heritage. Her father is of Sinhalese (Sri Lankan), Portuguese, Spanish, and Filipino descent, while her mother is of Chinese descent  She is the youngest of four daughters and currently lives and works between Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

Her surname is the Sinhalese variation of the surname "Fonseca", which has its origins in Portugal and was introduced by settlers to Sri Lanka. The surname in its original Portuguese form is often associated with Sephardic Jewish origins.

She married Australian lawyer Paul Alexander Dewar on 31st July 2010.

Andrea first came to the public's attention when she hosted the first season of Xfresh.tv, a teen program produced by Malaysia's Astro TVIQ.

In 2004, at age 19, Andrea followed her mother's footsteps and won the Miss Malaysia Universe title. She subsequently represented Malaysia in Miss Universe 2004 in Ecuador. After the pageant, Andrea relocated to Singapore to study Law at the National University of Singapore. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from NUS in 2008.

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