Birth Name: Paulina Vega Dieppa
Place of Birth: Barranquila, Atlántico, Colombia
Date of Birth: January 15, 1993
Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish [Andalusian, Castilian], Basque, possibly other), some Curaçaoan
Paulina Vega is a Colombian television host, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was crowned Miss Colombia 2013 and Miss Universe 2014. She is the daughter of Rodolfo Vega Llamas and Laura Dieppa Castillo. She is a second cousin, once removed, of television host and model Ariadna Gutiérrez.
Paulina’s paternal grandfather was Gastón Armando Vega Schortborgh (the son of Armando Vega Montes and María Saturnina Schotborgh Saya). Gastón was a famous tenor. Paulina’s great-grandfather Armando was the son of Francisco Vega and Éster Emiliana Montes. María Saturnina was the daughter of Luis Gonzaga Schotborgh Orozco and María de los Dolores Saya Santos. Luis’ father, Peter Martelaar (or Pedro Mártir in Spanish) Schotborgh, was Curaçaoan.
Paulina’s paternal grandmother was Carmen Éster Llamas Castillo (the daughter of José Pompeyo Sarmiento, later Llamas Sarmiento, and of María Trinidad Castillo Rincon). Pompeyo was the son of Mariano Olegario Llamas Bossio and Josefa Leopolda Sarmiento Medría. Mariano’s father, José Manuel Llamas Irenso, was a Spanish priest. Paulina’s great-grandmother Trinidad was the daughter of Justo Rafael Castillo Arnedo and Hipólita Rincón Hernández.
Paulina’s maternal grandfather was named Jaime Dieppa.
Paulina’s maternal grandmother is Elvira Susana Castillo Gómez (the daughter of a man surnamed Castillo, and of Clara Elvira Gómez Támara). Paulina’s grandmother Elvira was Miss Atlántico 1953. Clara was the daughter of Andrés Gómez Patrón and Adolfina Támara López.
Paulina’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her seventh great-grandmother, María Marta de Urueta.
Sources: News article about Paulina’s ancestry – http://eluniversal.com.co
Genealogy of Paulina Vega – https://gw.geneanet.org
Marriage record of Paulina’s paternal grandparents, Gastón Armando Vega Schortborgh and Carmen Éster Llamas Castillo – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Paulina’s paternal grandfather, Gastón Armando Vega Schortborgh – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Paulina’s paternal great-grandmother, María Saturnina Schotborgh Saya – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Paulina’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Luis Gonzaga Schotborgh Orozco and María de los Dolores Saya Santos – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Paulina’s paternal great-grandparents, José Pompeyo Llamas Sarmiento and María Trinidad Castillo Rincón – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Paulina’s paternal great-grandfather, José Pompeyo Sarmiento – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Paulina’s paternal great-grandmother, María Trinidad Castillo Rincón – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Paulina’s maternal grandmother, Elvira Susana Castillo Gómez – https://www.myheritage.com