Saturday, May 28, 2022
Beauty and Style

Miss Universe 2003

Name

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Amelia Vega

Place

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Dominican Republic

Date of Birth

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November 7th 1984

Height

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6'

Hair Colour

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Brown

Eye Colour

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Brown

Occupation

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Model, Singer

Interests

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Music, Acting, Singing

Titles

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Miss Dominican Republic 2003, Miss Universe 2003, National Costume Award

Amelia Vega won over the judges with her incredible energy and vivacious nature and was crowned Miss Universe 2003, during the Miss Universe Pageant held in Panama City, on June 3rd. Vega made history as she became the first Dominican woman ever to win the title. She also won the National Costume award of the pageant.

Native of Santo Dominogo, Amelia grew up with her parents. Her father is a medical Practitioner and her mother Patricia Polanco is a former Miss Dominican Republic to Miss World. She considers her grand mother and uncle Juan Luis Guerra, an author and a Grammy award winning Latin Musician amongst her role models. 

Amelia earned a high school degree from Centro De Education Moderna Lode de Vega. During that time she recorded a music demo and is working on her first CD. She hopes to become an internationally recognized singer like her uncle. 

During her one year tenure as Miss Universe, she traveled widely and worked with internationally recognized HIV/AIDS organizations and other charities. She is personally involved with Shalim Ortiz, an international singer .