Amelia Vega
Dominican Republic model
Amelia Vega
Amelia Vega Polanco is a Dominican model and beauty pageant title holder. She became the first Dominican woman to be named Miss Universe, in 2003. At the age of 18, she was the youngest winner since 1994. Vega's father, Otto Vega, is a general medical practitioner with offices in New York City and Miami. Her mother, Patricia Polanco Álvarez, is a licenced Pilot and was also a previous national titleholder who represented the Dominican Republic in 1980 at the Miss World pageant.
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February 21, 2013
* AMELIA VEGA IS A NEW MUM Former Miss Universe AMELIA VEGA is a first-time mum. The Dominican Republic beauty and her husband, basketball star Al Horford, welcomed son Ean Horford Vega on Monday (23Feb15). Vega took to Instagram.com to share the firs
July 26, 2011
Rosanna Purcell, Shandi Finnessey, Amelia Vega, Donald Trump, Riyo Mori, Zana Krasnigi, Marigona Dragusha Donald Trump poses with former Miss Universe Winners for photographer Fadil Berisha
December 09, 2010
* AMELIA VEGA IS A NEW MUM Former Miss Universe AMELIA VEGA is a first-time mum. The Dominican Republic beauty and her husband, basketball star Al Horford, welcomed son Ean Horford Vega on Monday (23Feb15). Vega took to Instagram.com to share the firs
January 23, 2007
* AMELIA VEGA IS A NEW MUM Former Miss Universe AMELIA VEGA is a first-time mum. The Dominican Republic beauty and her husband, basketball star Al Horford, welcomed son Ean Horford Vega on Monday (23Feb15). Vega took to Instagram.com to share the firs
April 28, 2004
Amelia Vega at the Latin BillBoard Awards 2004
February 10, 2004
Seeds of Peace Celebrity Auction at the Hammerstein Ballroom , New York City 02/10/2004 Photo by John Krondes/Globe Photos,inc. Amelia Vega
February 09, 2004
Celebrities Arriving For the Olympus Fashion Week: Fall 2004 Collection at Bryant Parkin New York City. 2/9/2004 Photo By:william Regan/Globe Photos, Inc 2004 Amelia Vega
February 02, 2004
Elle Decor's Dining by Design Presented by Champagne Tattinger at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City 02/02/2004 Photo by Rose Hartman/Globe Photos Inc Amelia Vega (Miss Universe)
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Official says Dominican Republic scheduled as site for this year's Miss Universe pageant
Fox News - over 4 years
The director of the Dominican Republic's Miss Universe contest says the international pageant is scheduled to be held in the Caribbean country this year. Magaly Febles tells The Associated Press that the New York-based organization is waiting for Dominican tourism officials to approve its request to hold the pageant there. She says the country meets all the requirements to host the event, adding that organization officials liked the facilities they toured. Tourist Department spokesman Napoleon de la Cruz says officials have no comment. The organization's 61st pageant is scheduled for December, with Angola native Leila Lopes crowning her successor. The Dominican Republic last hosted a Miss Universe pageant in 1977. It has won the contest only once, in 2003, when judges selected Amelia Vega.
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A SORPRESA DE MILES DE DOMINICANOS :: Amelia Vega se casó con el jugador estrella de la NBA Al Horford
CNN iReport - about 5 years
La boda de <a class="fplink fp-13296" href="/amelia+vega">Amelia Vega</a> con el baquebolista de la NBA <a class="fplink fp-306383" href="/al+horford">Al Horford</a> fue una realidad. Tal como se había dicho, el enlace se celebró en la nochebuena en la casa del cantautor Juan Luis Guerra, tío de la beldad. La boda fue confirmada a través de un comunicado de Danitez Newtwork, en el cual se suministraron dos imágenes del emotivo momento. El enlace causó sorpresa en el medio artístico y deportivo, pues el noviazgo de la pareja no se conocía. La Miss Universo 2003 y cantante <a class="fplink fp-13296" href="/amelia+vega">Amelia Vega</a> se casó en secreto con el jugador estrella de la NBA <a class="fplink fp-306383" href="/al+horford">Al Horford</a> en Santo Domingo, según un comunicado oficial enviado por el publicista de la pareja. La Nochebuena y la impresionante residencia del famoso compositor y cantante dominicano Juan Luis Guerra y su esposa Nora Vega, tíos de Amelia, fue el es ...
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Llega mañana - Día a día
Google News - over 5 years
El intérprete de “Mi bendición” llegará al Istmo mañana, en horas de la tarde, junto a su sobrina Amelia Vega, quien le abrirá el concierto. &amp;162;Mmm! Hasta el cierre de esta nota, aún los organizadores del evento no sabían quién será el artista
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A las 5 pm abrirán mañana las puertas para concierto de Guerra - La Nación Costa Rica
Google News - over 5 years
... a lo informado por Andrés Navarrete, de Addictive Productions, Juan Luis Guerra saldrá al escenario mañana a eso de las 8:40 pm Antes, a las 7:30 pm, actuará el artista nacional Freddy Álvez, ya las 8 pm lo hará la ex-Miss Universo, Amelia Vega
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Amelia Vega a la conquista de sus sueños - La Opinión
Google News - over 5 years
Nueva York — La ex Miss Universo dominicana, Amelia Vega se encuentra en Nueva York para participar como invitada en el certamen de belleza Miss República Dominicana US 2011, a celebrarse mañana en el Symphony Space. También visita la ciudad para
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Alexia Echeverria and Amelia Vega launch new fragrance in Miami - Accidental Sexiness
Google News - over 5 years
Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echeverria and former Miss Universe Amelia Vega stepped out for the Empress perfume launch held at Lucky Strike Lanes on Wednesday, August 11th, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. And even though fragrance ambassador
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Miss Bahamas to be featured in 2012 Amazonian Project Calendar - thebahamasweekly.com
Google News - over 5 years
She&#39;ll be there with Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe 2008) who visited The Bahamas in 2009 to hand off her crown, as well as Amelia Vega, and Rosana Purcell just to name a few! Miss Bahamas will soon be off to Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paulo,
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Amelia Vega dedica el disco “Agua dulce” a Mario, un tío fallecido - El Telégrafo (Ecuador)
Google News - over 5 years
El CD contiene el sencillo pop tropical “Pasa un segundito” Amelia Vega presentará su disco “Agua dulce” el próximo 30 de agosto, con la producción del venezolano Archie Peña. Foto: Internet Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots
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Former Miss Universe Amelia Vega to release first album - Fox News
Google News - over 5 years
New York – The month of August has brought good news for former Miss Universe Amelia Vega with the release of her debut album &quot;Agua dulce&quot; and the beginning of a Latin American tour along with her famous uncle, singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra
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88 candidates for Miss Universe - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
... Rosanna Purcell, of Ireland; Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, of Venezuela; Angela Martini, of Albania; Miss Universe 2008 Riyo Mori, of Japan; Miss Universe 2003 Amelia Vega, of the Dominican Republic; Crystle Stewart, of USA; Marigona Dragusha,
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Panamá será sede del Miss Universo en 2013 dice Trump - Panama Digital
Google News - over 5 years
... Trump estuvo en Panamá para inaugurar el &quot;Trump Ocean Club International Hotel &amp; Tower&quot; y aprovechó para expresar su complacencia por estar en Panamá, “la tierra de la Miss Universo 2002 Justine Pasek y donde se coronó a Amelia Vega en el 2003”
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Latin power en Miss Universo - Univisión
Google News - over 5 years
Para todos aquellos que no la recuerdan, esta sexi mujer es nada menos que Amelia Vega, quien también es conocida por ser la sobrina del cantante dominicano Juan Luis Guerra. Como soberana de un nuevo reino, Vega viajó y trabajó con organizaciones que
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Entrevista a Richard Linares @linaresrichard #QueMeDijo By Andreina Castro ... - Rumberos.net
Google News - over 5 years
Capítulos tengo muchos, cada año distintos; momentos de estrés, han sido 3; uno de ellos fue en el 2003 cuando entrené a Amelia Vega (Miss República Dominicana) ya Mariangel Ruíz para el Miss Universo, al ver que al final del concurso iban eliminando
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Centro Tampa wins awards - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
The third-place design award went to Joel Bustamante for his presentation of a story called, &quot;Her first CD is like &#39;sweet water.&#39; &quot; The story is about former Miss Universe Amelia Vega&#39;s debut CD. Centro Tampa is owned by Media General Inc.,
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Escándalo TV recibió a dos dominicanas en el estudio - Univisión
Google News - over 5 years
Escándalo TV estuvo de manteles largos por la presencia de la ex Miss Universo, Amelia Vega. La guapa dominicana iluminó el estudio con su belleza y simpatía. En todo momentos se mostró feliz de conducir uno de los programas más importantes del la
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“No quería ser el molde de Justin” - Panama Digital
Google News - over 5 years
“Querían que yo fuera como Justine porque ella resaltó; pero si nos ponemos a ver, en el 2003 ganó Amelia Vega, un molde completamente diferente a Pasek”, expresó la “miss”. Esta chica no dejó pasar por alto enviarle un mensaje a la actual &quot;miss&quot;
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Amelia Vega
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 31
    On June 15 Announced She and Husband Al Horford are expecting a 2nd child together in the fall of 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Will be have a daughter soon. She still cooperates with several charity foundations to date, such as, Go Red For Women, Inisiatica Ser (Breast Cancer) Global Health Council, Cable Positive, amfAR, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and God's Love We Deliver.
  • 2015
    Age 30
    On February 23, 2015, Vega gave birth to their first child, a son named Ean Horford Vega.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 26
    On December 24, 2011, Vega married NBA player Al Horford, after two years of dating.
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    She announced on her Twitter account that her complete album "Agua Dulce" will be released on August 30, 2011 first on iTunes.
    More Details Hide Details She began promoting her music in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Panama, Dominican Republic "where she opened the concert for Mark Anthony And Chayanne in front of a crowd of 50,000 people". Vega is as well concentrated on the development of her business career. She owns two Boutiques in Miami, Florida where she resides, named "Essence By Amelia Vega" Vega is on the cover of the only book the Miss Universe Organization has published, which is called Universal Beauty. Donald Trump named her his favorite Miss Universe ever, even mentioning her in one of his books. Vega is daughter of Otto Miguel Vega Rasuk, a doctor, and Patricia Victoria Polanco Álvarez, a pilot and beauty pageant titleholder that represented her country in Miss World 1980. Her father was son of the lawyer, professor, and vice-rector of the University of Santo Domingo Miguel Ángel Vega Acevedo, who was brother of writer and college professor Vanessa Vega de Bonnelly. Amelia Vega's grandfather was son of Miguel Ángel Vega Hernández, and grandson of José Nicolás Vega Pichardo, a Cuban immigrant from Santiago de Cuba that arrived to the Dominican Republic in the 1860s with his parents, José Rafael Vega Bravo and Margarita Crescencia Pichardo Contreras, and his brother José Rafael Vega Pichardo, whose ancestry can be traced back to the English King, William the Conqueror, and the Castilian King Alfonso X.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    After recording her first demo at 15 years old and starting her artistic career on musicals in her hometown at the same age, Amelia's first single "Pasa Un Segundito" was released by iTunes on April 26, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details It became a top Latin song in just two days. A couple months later she surprises with her environmental song Smog.
    In 2010 she became the host of the Mexican reality show "Segunda Oportunidad" with the Chilean Rafael Araneda
    More Details Hide Details She also performed the video of "Mi corazoncito" of Dominican bachata music group Aventura.
  • 2008
    Age 23
    She had a special in Homie Spumoni, a motion picture starring Donald Faison and Whoopi Goldberg, among others and was scheduled and released in summer 2008.
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  • 2005
    Age 20
    Her film debut was in 2005, co-starring in the film The Lost City directed by Andy García.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 18
    Vega returned to her home country several times, and was awarded an honorary medal in the 2003 Pan American Games, held in Santo Domingo.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, Vega co-hosted the Festival Presidente de Música Latina. Vega has appeared on the cover of several magazines, from her country's local Mujer Unica and Oh! Magazine, up to internationally known Cosmopolitan, Caras, InStyle, Vanidades, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and Selecta. She also has been the lead image for campaigns made by the beauty cosmetics company Cover Girl, for the past 4 years. Vega debuted as a singer with her uncle Juan Luis Guerra in Madison Square Garden and American Airline's Arena. After her reign as Miss Universe came to an end, Vega worked as the host of the reality show Voces de América, that aired on the Telemundo network. She also hosted several editions of "Festival Presidente" where more than 60,000 people attended, Later she hosted "Suegras", a reality show broadcast in the US and Latin America.
    As Miss Universe, Vega represented the Miss Universe Organization. Her "sister" 2003 titleholders were Tami Farrell (Miss Teen USA, of Oregon) and Susie Castillo (Miss USA, of Massachusetts).
    More Details Hide Details Vega is the third among Miss Universe winners who also won the National Costume competition. Thailand's Porntip Nakhirunkanok won the award in 1988 and eventually won the crown then, Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad & Tobago also won the Best National Costume and went on to win the 1998 Miss Universe crown. At the time she was the youngest woman since 1994 to win Miss Universe (until Zuleyka Rivera in 2006). After moving to an apartment in New York provided by Donald Trump which was part of her overall prize package as the new Miss Universe titleholder, Vega visited over 30 countries around the world including: Dominican Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Ecuador, Canada, Chile, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia and numerous trips around the United States.
    As Miss Universe 2003, Vega traveled extensively working with internationally recognized HIV/AIDS organizations including the Global Health Council, Cable Positive, amfAR, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and God's Love We Deliver.
    More Details Hide Details As a celebrity spokesperson, she was responsible for working with the international media to generate a better understanding and acceptance of AIDS/HIV epidemics and its prevention while helping to increase awareness, funding and resources for these key organizations.
    After winning the Miss Dominican Republic title, Vega represented the Dominican Republic in the Miss Universe 2003 pageant held in Panama City, Panama on June 3, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She became the first delegate from this country to win the title. Amelia Vega was crowned in Panama. She wore a white evening gown during the competition, which featured strings of beads on the sleeves.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on November 7, 1984.
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