751: Surrender With Angel Pai

Angel Pai is an actor, TV host, model, humanitarian and jewelry designer. Angel Pai was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to Surrender With Angel PaiNew York City at the age of six. She was a competitive martial artist in Taekwondo throughout her teenage years and has won eight gold medals in national championships. Her athleticism was showcased worldwide in GNC campaigns two years in a row, 2010 and 2011. She also trained in fencing and archery. As a fine artist, she began exhibiting oil paintings at age nine, having won numerous art awards, and while attending the prestigious Stuyvesant high school in New York City, was chosen to exhibit in association with the Museum of Modern Art.  She studied medicine at a young age and was on her path to becoming a neurosurgeon when she was discovered for her dynamic personality after walking in a runway show. She was offered a job on the spot to host for InTheMix, interviewing celebrities on the red carpet. She moved on to host segments for MTV- IGGY and the Travel Channel.  As a fashion model, her diverse body of work spans across runway shows, campaigns, and commercials worldwide, including publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Maxim, GQ, Self, Shape, Women’s Health, Fitness, and more. In the summer of 2009, Angel placed in the top four of the Miss Asia pageant, as well as earning the Miss Fitness crown and a top five title in the talent competition for her dance performance.

Angel shares what it means to take time to surrender and remind herself that she is enough.   That is when she was able to find the discovery of her true self confidence.


Angel Pai is an actor, TV host, model, humanitarian and jewelry designer.

Cultural Background

Angel is of Taiwanese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Inspire, empower, rise together.

Inspire, empower, rise together.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence takes time to develop.  It’s about awakening, acknowledgment and awareness of your self abilities.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Angel’s mother used to tell her that beauty fades and intelligence gains.  Her mother wanted her to get a degree and not get into media.  She would dismiss her compliments from people about her external features.  She was driven to prove that she was capable.

The “AHA” Moment

Angel has deep self confidence but still lacking true self confidence.  She started to surrender.  It takes time to surrender that she is enough.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Angel looked at how far she’s come along.  She is learning to receive and be okay to receive.  Angel stop comparing herself.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

You have an important to share your story.  Ignite your inner fire to to help others.

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