Amelia Vega – Dominican Model, Actress, and Singer
Amelia Vega graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Santo Domingo. She is married to NBA player Al Horford since 2011.
She has appeared in various magazines such as Oh! Magazine, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, and Harper’s Bazaar as a model and the face of Cover Girl Cosmetics; also made her singing debut at Madison Square Garden and American Airlines Arena with her uncle.
Amelia Vega’s Modeling Career
Amelia Vega, winner of several beauty pageants and former Miss Universe at 18 years old is no stranger to being in the limelight. A Dominican model, author, actress, and singer by profession; Amelia has won various prestigious awards throughout her career and was Miss Universe in 2003 at just 18 years old – one of only six delegates from the Dominica Republic ever and one of youngest winners overall; 6 feet 2 inches tall she stands as tallest Miss Universe.
Amelia Vega began her modeling career by appearing in various magazines such as Oh! Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour. She quickly established herself as a cover girl for several television programs as well as making her film debut with 2005’s The Lost City. Additionally, she is an accomplished singer having performed at Madison Square Garden and American Airlines Arena as well as having written lyrics and melodies for several songs.
After winning Miss Universe, Vega traveled to over 40 countries around the world and supported various non-governmental organizations. Additionally, she hosted many events and appeared on multiple television programs – teaching others that success takes time and dedication; inspiring them to pursue their dreams without giving up!
She serves as an outstanding role model for young girls and has appeared in multiple commercials and music videos. Additionally, she actively advocates for women’s rights while working to empower female athletes – something which she finds great pleasure in doing alongside spending time with her husband, Al Horford.
Horford and Vega have been married since 2011 and share five children: Ean was born in 2015 while their four daughters are Alia, Ava, Nova, and Mila. Horford currently plays professional basketball for the Boston Celtics with an estimated net worth of $32 Million while Vega prides herself in her Dominican heritage and remains involved with her community and LGBT activism.
Amelia Vega’s Personal Life
Vega was born on 11-7-1984 and currently stands 38 years old. As a person on Life Path number 4, she tends to be quite practical and pragmatic. Through various charitable foundations and working to spread awareness for HIV/AIDS and other health concerns, she has made an impactful mark in society.
Vega, in addition to modeling, is also an accomplished television host and has appeared in films. Since 2011, she has been married to NBA player Al Horford; their children include Ean, Alia, Ava, and Nova. Vega met Al at the Latin Pride Awards in Boston before they started dating four years later.
After winning Miss Dominican Republic in 2003, Vega quickly launched her career in entertainment by appearing on numerous magazine covers such as Oh! Magazine, Cosmopolitan, In Style, and Harper’s Bazaar. Furthermore, she served as the face of Cover Girl’s cosmetic brand. Furthermore, she hosted several TV shows before making her singing debut alongside Juan Luis Guerra at Madison Square Garden and American Airlines Arena.
In 2010, Vega released her debut iTunes single entitled “Pasa Un Segundo,” and it quickly rose into one of iTunes’ Top Latin songs. Additionally, Vega collaborated with various charities including Go Red for Women, AmfAR, and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Her father Otto Vega Rasuk is a general physician in New York City; while Patricia Polanco Alvarez served as beauty pageant titleholder representing the Dominican Republic at the 1980 Miss World pageant; Patricia also completed training at Barbizon Modeling and Acting School located in Santo Domingo.
Amelia Vega’s Height
Amelia Vega is a Dominican model, actress, and singer who has achieved much in life. At 6 feet and 2 inches, she stands perfectly as an ideal model height; with beautiful features such as slim hips that give a slim but fit figure and dark brown eyes and hair which complete her look.
She was born in Santo Domingo on 7 November 1984 to Otto Vega Rasuk and Patricia Polanco Alvarez; both doctors. Vega attended and graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Santo Domingo.
As Miss Dominican Republic 2002, Vega represented her home nation at Miss Universe 2003 pageant, where she won first place and made history by becoming its delegate for that competition. While Miss Vega held this crown, she traveled extensively helping raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS organizations such as Global Health Council, Cable Positive, amfAR, and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
In 2004, Vega began her television hosting career. She appeared on several shows and presented the Presidente Festival of Musica Latina at Madison Square Garden and American Airline Arena; hosted Voces de America for Telemundo network; Suegras reality show broadcast throughout US/LA region; made film debut with Andy Garcia’s movie, The Lost City; made film debut later that same year
Vega has also found great success as an author, having published two books on entrepreneurship and currently writing her third. Furthermore, she serves as the face of Cover Girl cosmetics and has appeared on magazine covers across many publications; additionally, she actively advocates for women’s empowerment initiatives and serves on numerous charitable boards. In terms of personal life, she married NBA player Al Horford in December 2011; together they share three children; Ean, Alia, and Ava.
Amelia Vega’s Net Worth
Amelia Vega, a model, and actress best known for her appearances in Harper Bazaar and Glamour magazines, also owns her clothing line with an estimated net worth estimated at over $1 Million.
Former beauty queen Patricia Polanco Alvarez is now married and the mother of three children, living in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Al Horford. She is also the niece-in-law of Grammy award-winning singer Juan Luis Guerra; daughter of Otto Vega (general practitioner) and Patricia Polanco Alvarez (aviator, Miss Dominican Republic 1980). Patricia attended and graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Beginning her modeling career, she worked on fashion and commercial ads for companies like Coca-Cola and KFC. In addition, she appeared in movies like The Lost City as well as having a brief role as a nurse on The A-Team TV series.
Once she concluded her reign as Miss Universe, Vega moved quickly into television hosting roles. She hosted Segunda Oportunidad (a Mexican reality show), made several movies for TV, and started her clothing line while being part-owner of two restaurants – not to mention being actively involved with various charitable foundations as a spokesperson.
Amelia Vega has not only taken part in all the above-listed activities but she has also written several books, such as Una vez en mi Vida (Once in My Life). When not writing or publishing books, Amelia enjoys playing soccer and tennis and watching football matches with her family – she especially admires Cristiano Ronaldo!
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