About Angela Melini
Angela Jane Melini (born July 25, 1969, in Saigon, Vietnam) is an American model, actress and entrepreneur. Melini was selected as Playmate of the Month for the June, 1992 issue of Playboy magazine, and her centerfold was photographed by Arny Freytag. Melini has appeared in several Playboy newsstand special editions and videos, working steadily for Playboy for more than ten years after she graced the magazine's fold-out page, first as a nude glamour and pin-up model, and then as a promotional model and a feature reporter for the Playboy Channel.
Melini's mother is Vietnamese, and her father was an Italian-American soldier who, prior to the birth of Melini and her twin brother, was a casualty of war, killed in action during the Second Indochina War (more commonly known as the Vietnam War). It is this mixed ancestry that gives Melini her exotic Eurasian appearance. In 1975, as part of Operation Frequent Wind, Melini, then age 5 and together with her mother, immigrated to the United States, settling in the suburbs near Olympia, Washington. Her brother was forced to remain in Vietnam, being one of the millions of Vietnamese people who were put to work in that government's collectivization of farms and factories, a policy implemented to restore its economy devastated by war. As of December 2007, he still resides in Vietnam.
Melini is a 1987 graduate of Timberline High School in Lacey, Washington. Melini was pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Washington (Main Campus - Seattle) (UW) when,on a visit to Los Angeles, California, a Playboy photographer noticed her sitting on a curbside near Playboy headquarters, ironically while Melini was waiting for a girlfriend who was submitting photos to Playboy.
Melini owns and operates two commercial websites -- her personal adult-themed website, AngelaMelini.com, and a multiple model adult-themed website, MarquisModels.com (see below). In addition, Melini appears at various fan conventions, most notably Glamourcon, where she greets her fans and members of her websites, autographs and sells various Playboy memorabilia, and recruits female nude and pin-up models for MarquisModels.com. Occasionally still, Melini performs promotional work for Playboy at The Palms Casino Hotel near her home in Las Vegas, Nevada, a resort that affiliated with Playboy that houses the only active Playboy Club.
In May, 2008, Melini announced that she was entering her final year of modeling, her intent being to not model beyond the age of 40. Melini also announced a new business venture, a baby accessories line, called MaybeeBaby.
Angela Melini Galleries
Angela Melini in red dress taking a shower