The former beauty queen, Amelia Vega is an Amazon who has established herself in multiple career fields. She is the wife of the celebrated NBA star, Al Horford who is a five-time National Basketball Association All-star. Vega has gone ahead to announce herself to the world by dabbling in various works. Having clinched the Miss Universe 2003 pageant, Al Horford’s wife has also been the cover of multiple magazines.
She has additionally done some work as an actress by featuring in movies such as The Lost City. More so, Amelia has appeared in many music videos and has also released her own singles with one of her songs being rated as a top Latino song. It doesn’t stop there, the gorgeous model is also a businesswoman who has established the fashion line, Essence by Amelia Vega. To know more about the wife of Al Horford, scroll further.
Amelia Vega Biography (Age)
The successful businesswoman who has been a role model to many was born to her parents, Otto Miguel Vega Rasuk and Patricia Victoria Alvarez on the 7th of November 1984 in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic. Her father works in the medical field while her mother, on the other hand, was a former beauty queen who represented her country at the Miss World Pageant held in 1980, additionally, she is an authorized pilot.
Vega is the granddaughter of Miguel Angel Vega Acevedo who was a vice rector of the University of Santa Domingo. She is a graduate of Barbizon Modeling and Acting School located in Santa Domingo.
Vega’s walk of fame began when she represented her country, the Dominican Republic as a national titleholder in the 2003 Miss Universe Pageant which took place in Panama City. After winning the pageant, the beautiful model made history in her country as the first Dominican model to have claimed the Miss Universe Pageant. She also reached another landmark as she is the tallest model that has ever won the title along with serving as the youngest winner of the pageant – she claimed the title at the age of 18.
During her time as a beauty queen, Amelia Vega collaborated with some widely known HIV/AIDS organisations to execute humanitarian works and they include Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Global Health Council. In addition, she took part in the National Costume Competition, representing the Miss Universe Organisation and she emerged as the winner of the competition.
While still serving as Miss Universe, Amelia Vega traveled to more than 30 countries in the world including Switzerland, Germany, Dominican Republic, among others. Al Horford’s wife has graced the cover of many notable magazines such as Glamour and Instyle. She has also modeled for Cover Girl, a beauty cosmetics company.
Furthermore, Vega has graced many reality TV shows and live events while serving as their host and they include The Mexican reality show, Segunda Opportunidad, Voces de America and Suegras. With reference to her acting career, the dextrous businesswoman has dabbled in acting as she made her first on-screen appearance in 2005 by featuring in the movie directed by Andy Garcia titled, The Lost City. Three years later, she displayed her unique acting abilities in the movie, Homie Spumoni featuring alongside Whoopi Goldberg.
As a musician, Amelia Vega released her first single in April 2010, titled ‘Pasa un Segundito’ which became a hit Latin song. Later on, she dropped another song titled Smog. In addition to her endeavors, Vega has launched a fashion business which goes by the name – Essence by Amelia Vega.
Regarding her personal life, Amelia Vega is happily married to Al Horford, a five-time National Basketball Association All-Star. The couple solemnized their union in December 2011 and are blessed with three children, a son, Ean Horford Vega and two daughters named Alia Horford Vega and Ava Horford Vega.
Having established herself in multiple career fields including modeling, acting and singing as well as emerging as the winner of several pageantries, Amelia Vega has gathered a huge fortune as her financial value is penned at $1 million.
The beautiful actress is the tallest Miss Universe on record. That said, Amelia Vega has a gigantic height which has beautifully distinguished her from other models, she is 6 feet 2 inches tall.