Santo Domingo grad, Amelia Vega, became the first Dominican woman to be named Miss Universe, in 2003.
Vega has appeared in the cover of several magazines, from her local country’s Mujer Unica and Oh! Magazine, to internationally known Cosmopolitan, Caras, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour. She also was the lead image for campaigns made by the beauty cosmetics company Cover Girl.
After her reign as Miss Universe, Vega hosted the reality show, Voces de América, that aired on the Telemundo network. Later she hosted Suegras and Mexican reality show Segunda Oportunidad. She was recently interviewed for People en Espanol, Hola Republica Dominicana and performed in a music video for Dominican bachata music group Aventura. She owns two boutiques in Miami named Essence by Amelia Vega.