Amelia Vega (Miss Universe 2003)

Amelia Vega Horford (née Amelia Vega y Polanco Santiago de los Caballeros, 7 November 1984) is a Dominican actress, singer, model, and beauty queen. 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; also, standing at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m), Vega is the tallest Miss Universe winner on record.

Vega’s father, Otto Vega Rasuk, is a general medical practitioner with offices in New York City and Miami. Her mother, Patricia Polanco Álvarez, is a licensed Pilot and was also a previous national titleholder who represented the Dominican Republic in 1980 at the Miss World pageant. Vega is niece-in-law of the Grammy Award–winning singer Juan Luis Guerra and wife of NBA player Al Horford. Additionally, Amelia attended and graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Santo Domingo.
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