Martina Aitolehti

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Martina Aitolehti (2007)

Martina Aitolehti (born July 16, 1982) is a Finnish model, singer, and television personality.[1]

Career[edit]

Aitolehti started her career as a beauty pageant contestant, winning the Finnish titles of the 2001 Miss Earth and the 2004 Miss Hawaiian Tropic. She also ranked twice as a semi-finalist in the 2000 and 2001 Miss Finland pageants.[1]

In 2004, Aitolehti became a household name and a tabloid celebrity because of her alleged secret affair with the famed Finnish soccer player Alexei Eremenko, who was in a relationship with another woman at the time. Nicknamed as a "Secret Lover" by the Finnish tabloid media, Aitolehti posed for the Finnish edition of Hustler magazine and recorded an album with another "secret lover" Marika Fingerroos.[2]

During the following years, Aitolehti got married with Esko Eerikäinen, a member of the all-male erotic dance group Scandinavian Hunks, and started appearing in reality television shows, including Big Brother Finland, and had a small role in the Finnish daily soap opera Salatut elämät (Secret Lives). She also founded her own dance group Dazzling Ladies, dancing and singing with the group all around Finland.[1]

Aitolehti and her then-husband Esko Eerikäinen starred in their own reality television series Martina & Esko: Vauvakuumetta (Martina & Esko: Baby Fever) and Martina & Esko: Isku Kolumbiaan (Martina & Esko: Strike to Colombia) on Sub in 2010 and 2011. The shows followed their everyday life from having a baby to visiting Eerikäinen's family and friends in Colombia.[3][4]

In recent years, Aitolehti has gone through a divorce from Eerikäinen and started a career as a singer.[5] She released her debut solo album Martina through the Universal Music Finland label in March 2011.[6] She was let go by the record label six months later.[7]

As of 2012, Aitolehti is pregnant with her second child.[8] She also appeared in a new reality television show called Viidakon tähtöset (The Stars of the Jungle), which is similar to the British reality format I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[9]

In 2014, Aitolehti featured as a presenter and somewhat bossy instructor in a lifeguard themed reality TV format, which is marketed internationally under the title All-Star Lifeguards.[10] The second season of the show premiered in 2015.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Salarakkaat (Secret Lovers) with Marika Fingerroos (Edel Music, 2005)
  • Martina (Universal Music Finland, 2011)

Singles[edit]

  • "9 Digits" (Universal Music Finland, 2011)
  • "Diamond Cuts Diamond" (Universal Music Finland, 2011)
  • "Red Light On" (Universal Music Finland, 2011)
  • "Checkmate" (Universal Music Finland, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Maria Pettersson (April 2009). "Martina Aitolehti. Miten myy tuote Martina Aitolehti". City. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Anna Perho (20/2005). "Julkinen eläin. Onko narsismi uusi kansantauti?". City. Retrieved 14 April 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Iltalehti, "Meidän reality-vauva", 6 January 2010.
  4. ^ Ilta-Sanomat, "Martinan ja Eskon ero päättyi tv-sarjaan", 26 January 2011.
  5. ^ Ilta-Sanomat, "Miehestään eronnut Martina Aitolehti julkaisee levyn", 26 January 2011.
  6. ^ MTV3 (2009-03-30). "Kohujulkkis Martina Aitolehden esikoislevy ilmestyi". MTV3. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Markku Virkkala; Stefan Leppänen (2011-11-01). "Levy-yhtiö antoi Martinalle kenkää". Iltalehti. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Miia Saarinen (2012-02-09). "Martina Aitolehti raskaana - toinen lapsi syntyy syksyllä - kuvalinkki". Ilta-Sanomat. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dramaattinen käänne Viidakon tähtösissä: Lähtöpassit kahdelle!". Iltalehti. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  10. ^ All-Star Lifeguards Promo on Vimeo Retrieved 27 September 2015.

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