Gunawan represented Gorontalo at the Miss Indonesia 2012 pageant, where she was declared Miss Healthy and Beauty with a Purpose, finishing in eleventh place. She represented Indonesia at Miss ASEAN 2012 pageant in Chiang Rai, Thailand, finishing as the first runner-up.
Gunawan was one of two contestant representing Indonesia on the fourth cycle of Asia's Next Top Model, the other being Aldilla Zahraa. She was chosen as a brand ambassador for Subaru after being declared the best performer of the week in episode 8. Eventual winner Tawan Kedkong had been appointed 2016 brand ambassador for Subaru in episode 4. Gunawan was the only contestant of the cycle to have never appeared in the bottom two, and she was declared the best performer of the week three times in total. She finished in second place alongside Sang In Kim.
Patricia became the second contestant who never appeared in the bottom two and made to the final round after the winner of the first season, Jessica Amornkuldilok. Patricia received the highest total and average score of her season.
Number of FCOs: 3 (Episodes 7-8, and Episode 11, along with Sang In)
Highest Placement: 1/7 (Episode 7), 1/6 (Episode 8) & 1/4 (Episode 11)
Total Score: 391.1
Average Score: 35.55
|Aastha - Bei Si - Filantropi - Helena - Jee - Jessica - Kate |
Kyla - Melissa - Monica - Rachel - Sofia - Stephanie - Trang
|Bona - Elektra - Janice - Jessie - Ji-hye - Jodilly - Josephine - Katarina |
Marie - Natalie - Nicole - Poojaa - Sheena - Sneha - Thao - Tia
|Aimee - Amanda - Barbara - Celine - Franchesca - Gani - Kiana |
KB - Lorretta - Melissa - Monika - Rani - Shareeta - Tahlia
|Alaiza - Aldilla - Angie - Gwen - Jessica - Julian - Mai Ngo |
May - Maya - Patricia - Sang In - Tuti - Tawan - Tugs