Amelia Vega Biography
She is 6-feet tall, and with the matching beauty and grace, Amelia Vega went to train for pageantry in Venezuela, and she was able to beat a Venezuelan model in her first pageant win. As a result, the Venezuelan school now altered its rules and banned foreign contestants from training under their roof.
Before she entered the prestigious beauty pageant, Amelia Vega had plans of going to college and major in TV production. In the same year when she was crowned Miss Universe, she became a spokesmodel for Cover Girl, standing next in line with Christie Brinkley, Tyra Banks and Elsa Benitez. Amelia Vega is also an aspiring singer and is currently working on her first album.
She also won Best in National Costume, making her third among the Miss Universe title holders who won the said award. The first was Porntip Nakhirunkanok of Thailand in 1988, followed by Wendy Fitzwiliam of Trinidad and Tobago in 1998.
Upon winning the crown, Amelia Vega became busy roaming around the world working with international organizations such as the Global Health Council, Gods Love We Deliver, Cable Positive, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Founation, and amfAR. Her tasks basically dealt with promoting awareness and a better understanding and acceptance of HIV and AIDS in order to help the victims of the said illness as well as their families. Amelia Vega also represented the Miss Universe Organization alongside Tami Farrell of Miss Teen USA 2003, and Susie Castillo, Miss USA 2003.
Amelia Vega displayed her talents in modeling and singing in her activities as well. She launched her singing career in the 2004 Miss Dominican Republic, where she crowned her successor, Larimar Fiallo. She also posed for magazines including Cosmopolitan, Caras, and Vanidades. She as well became a face on Dominican television, when she became the host of Voces de America, a reality show aired in Telemundo network, followed by the Mexican reality show, Suegras.
The lights of the big screen opened doors for Amelia Vega in 2005, when she was cast on a starring role on the movie The Lost City which was directed by Andy Garcia. Her most recent project was Homie Spumoni opposite Donald Faison which was released on September 2007.
Amelia Vegas father is a medical practitioner in the Dominican Republic. Her mother was also a national titleholder who represented the country in another beauty pageant, Miss World, in 1980.