Oct 302012

Amelia Vega is the 27 year old wife of Atlanta Hawks center/power forward Al Horford.  Amelia and Al tied the knot on Christmas Eve in 2011 just before the NBA regular season began due to the lockout.

Miss Universe

Amelia’s claim to fame is becoming the first Dominican woman to win the Miss Universe crown at the young age of just 18.  This happened back in 2003 and as Miss Universe Amelia travelled around the world working extensively with many charity organizations.  She visited over 30 countries around the world in this time and was awarded an honorary medal in the 2003 Pan American Games.

Post-Miss Universe

After Miss Universe Amelia began her modelling career and appeared in many magazines, including getting many covers.  She has also been the lead model for Cover Girl over the past four years.  Vega also got into television.  She was a host on many Latin television shows and eventually got into some films, co-starring in The Lost City and Homie Spmoni in 2005 and 2006.

Amelia has also dabbled in music over the past several years and her first single was released on April 26th, 2010 and became the top Latin song in just two days.  Check out the video here:

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