Birth Name: Amelia Victoria Vega Polanco
Place of Birth: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Date of Birth: 7 November, 1984
Ethnicity: Dominican Republic, Cuban – including Spanish [Asturian, Castilian], small amounts of German, Italian, and Catalan, 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.
Amelia’s paternal grandfather was Otto Nicolás Vega Díaz (the son of Miguel Ángel Vega Hernández and Clementina Díaz Niese). Miguel was the son of José Nicolás Vega Pichardo, who was Cuban, and of Elvira Josefa Hernández Díaz. Clementina was the daughter of Rafael Díaz Camero, who was Cuban, and of Dolores Agustina Virginia Niese Julia, whose own father was German, and whose mother was of partial Catalan ancestry.
Amelia’s paternal grandmother was Faustina Rasuk Frometa (the daughter of Daniel Rasuk and Elvira Frometa).
Amelia’s maternal grandfather was named Marino Antonio Polanco.
Amelia’s maternal grandmother was Amelia Altagracia Álvarez Piola (the daughter of Emilio Álvarez Menéndez and Elda Amelia Piola Vega). Emilio was Asturian. Elda was the daughter of Esteban Piola Valverde, whose father was Italian, and of Juana Amelia Vega Llenas, whose father was the brother of Amelia’s great-great-grandfather José Nicolás Vega Pichardo.
Genealogy of Amelia Vega – https://www.idg.org.do