Meet Angela Martini, a former Miss Universe, who scrapped the whole modeling world over four years ago to pursue her dreams. We know you’re wondering — what more could anyone want than to be an internationally recognized supermodel at the top of her field? To travel all over the world and achieve a lucrative career? But then you spend five minutes with Angela and realize there is so much more to all she’s been through in life.
Angela Martini talks her new book, growing up poor in Albania and her inspiring mother. Then she had that life-changing moment at 18 in an airport upon returning to Albania. Fast forward to today and her film — debuting in Cannes, and her book, “Love Hope Light.” Below is an excerpt from the interview, and you can check out our video conversation here.
Galavante: We ordered your book Love Hope Light on Amazon and can’t wait to read it. It seems so deeply personal. What inspired you to share your story?
Angela: When I moved to Switzerland at the age of 10, I had no friends. It was a very difficult time. So my imagination was allowed to create in my mind. This impacted who I was and my love of storytelling. In my book, Love Hope Light, I share more about my mother, who is one of the most extraordinary women. She was married four times, twice to the same man, and went through such challenging times. My mother was never a victim though; she always persevered. Eventually she joined me in Switzerland and built an incredible career. And she met her love of the past 25 years at the age of 47. You’ll understand more when you read my book.
Read the rest of our interview here.