Amelia Vega

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Vega in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Amelia Victoria Vega Polanco

Place of Birth: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Date of Birth: 7 November, 1984

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic, distant Cuban [Spanish, possibly other]

Amelia Vega is a Dominican model, actress, writer, and singer. She was the first Dominican woman to become Miss Universe, in 2003.

Amelia is the daughter of Patricia Victoria Polanco Álvarez and Otto Miguel Vega Rasuk. She is married to basketball player Al Horford, with whom she has three children.

Her ancestor, José Nicolás Vega Pichardo, was a Cuban immigrant who arrived in the Dominican Republic in the 1860s.

Amelia’s paternal grandfather was named Santo Domingo Miguel Ángel Vega Acevedo.


1 Response

  1. mayra.santana says:

    She is NOT cuban! Her parents, grandparents and great grandparents are all Dominican.

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