Check our exclusive interview with stunning former Miss Universe Albania and ELITE Model Angela Martini.
Angela was born in Shkodër, Albania, but moved to Switzerland at the age of 10 before transplanting to the States. At 18 Angela signed with major modeling agencies, NEXT and Elite, walking in NYFW shows and landing herself in the 2008 edition of Sports Illustrated.
Flash forward to 2010 where Angela competed in Trump’s Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, NV and wound up placing sixth, missing the top 5 by fractions of a point. She currently holds the record for highest placing contestant representing Albania in the pageant.
Angela Martini is expanding her reach in the beauty & lifestyle space as an influencer, and is set to debut as a published author. The book, titled Ambassador of the Light, will chronicle the hardships her mother endured in her native Albania, escaping communism and re-establishing herself as a successful woman in Switzerland where Angela was raised.
Hi Angela, please tell us a little about you?
Hi! I am Angela Martini, I was born in Albania, grew up in Switzerland and am living in United States. I am an author, movie producer, life coach and I activated as a model.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Gemini, Angel, Devil.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I started when I was 21 years old in Miami.
Did your family support this decision?
My mother supported my decision even though my father wasn’t the biggest fan of this profession.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
The fun comes from traveling all over the world, meeting new people and never knowing what the next day will bring you because I don’t like routine. The reward comes from getting a lot of friends, connections and many different life experiences. The other side of the coin comes from tiredness, struggling and the lack of security.