A female police officer whose stunning appearance has earned her legions of online admirers has described her good looks as “a gift from God”.
Insisting she won’t be distracted by all the attention she’s getting, Anisa Zani says her priority is still her job – catching criminals.
The 23-year-old, from Albania, has become an internet sensation in the Balkans after pictures of her were shared online.
However, she says she doesn’t know what all the fuss is about, suggesting all the compliments she’s receiving are slightly annoying.
She said: “I am not here to show off my looks. If I get compliments at work, I try to ignore them and just focus on my work. That is my priority.
“Obviously it’s great to have good looks, it’s a gift from God. But it doesn’t have anything to do with being a police officer.”
Anisa, from Gjirokaster, a city in southern Albania, has been working as a police officer in her home country for four years.
She hit the headlines after being voted one of the most beautiful women in Albania – but she isn’t your average beauty queen.
Until recently, she was part of Shqiponjat, a quick intervention unit based in the Albanian capital, Tirana, equipped and trained by Italian police.
Her work included assignments in Lazarat, the country’s ‘drug village’, once said to be home to a multi-billion trade in cannabis.
She took part in a massive police raid in Lazarat, which resulted in the arrests of dozens of Mafia figures and crime lords.