Born in Shkodër, Albania, in 1986 and then relocating to Switzerland when she was ten years old, Angela Martini began her professional modeling career at the age of eighteen. Within a few months of permanently relocating to the US, she was signed by Elite Model Management, one of the world’s premier modeling agencies.
In 2010 Angela was crowned Miss Universe Albania. Two weeks later, she placed sixth in the Miss Universe pageant, still the highest finish for any Miss Albania. Incredibly, she achieved this without any training or preparation—or even a hair-and-makeup team!
In 2012 Angela launched her own bikini line—Martini Bikini—where she serves as both its creative and business force. In addition to being an entrepreneur and a highly successful model, Angela found a new passion in helping others and became a certified life coach. She wrote Love. Hope. Light. to be a guiding light to those who may see only darkness, and she hopes her story will inspire others to overcome their own personal trials.