Vanessa Herrmann became Miss Thailand World 2012 on March 24, 2012, crowned by Patcharida Blatchford, Miss Thailand World 2011. She also won the Miss Top Model, Miss Beauty with a Purpose in Fast Tack and Best Body award.
Vanessa Herrmann was born in Germany to a German father, Reiner Hermann, and a Thai mother, Padma Wadi Muangkote. When she was just 6 years old, her father died of cancer when so her mother undertook to raise her alone. Before the Miss Thailand World 2012, Vanessa Herrmann also won Miss Teen Thailand 2008 (top 50) and Thai Supermodel Contest 2011 (top 10).
Vanessa Herrmann runs a resort in Phuket. She also exelled at karate since early age but later retired due to health problems.