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Supporting New Obesity Campaign UK, Miss Universe Amelia Vega shared her secrets to stay healthy and fit.

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Amelia Vega became the first Dominican woman to be named Miss Universe, in 2003. Amelia is the niece of the Grammy Award–winning singer Juan Luis Guerra.  She has appeared in the cover of several magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Caras, Vanidades, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Selecta.

Amelia debuted as a singer with her uncle "Juan Luis Guerra" in Madison Square Garden and American Airline's Arena. Her film debut was in 2005, co-starring in the film The Lost City directed by Andy García. She had a special in Homie Spumoni, a motion picture starring Donald Faison. and Whoopi Goldberg, among others and was scheduled and released in summer 2008.

In 2010 she became the host of the Mexican reality show "Segunda Oportunidad" with the Chilean Rafael Araneda. Amelia's first single 'Pasa un Segundito' was released by Itunes on April 26, 2010 and became the top Latin song within two days. Her cd Agua Dulce will be released in the summer 2010.


1Q)How would you describe yourself as a person and what are your hobbies?

A;I am an animal lover, I love to take care of the  earth and a Huge dreamer; My hobbies are to play guitar and exercise by taking dancing classes.

2Q)When did you thought of preparing for Miss universe pageant and any  difficulties you face?

A:It was never on my mind until someone approached me at the gym and asked me if I was interested in entering the Miss Dominican Republic but I was only 17 yrs old.

Some difficulties were that many people did not belive in me and that just made me stronger to become a better contestant and do the best I could to represent the best way possible my country.

3Q)Tell us about your role and experience in the film "The Lost City"  directed by Andy García.

A: It was a great experience being able to work with such a professional as Andy Garcia and it opened up an interest on how interesting and amazing it is to interpret someone that you are not.

4Q)Please tell us about your venture in the music industry as a singer  and your first single 'Pasa un Segundito' and future release.

A:What people do not know about me or know just a little is that ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of being a singer/performer, ever since I was about seven years old.  I have had family members that played the guitar, piano and a my uncle Juan Luis Guerra influenced me musically a whole lot.

5Q)Tell us about your boutique in Miami, Florida named Essence by Amelia  Vega and what are your future plans?

A:I love fashion and there was a part in my life where I wanted to have my own boutique so I decided to put my efforts and make it happen and now we have a beautiful women's boutique in Miami,Florida.

Future plans are to keep making music and composing songs that would reach people in different parts of the World.

6Q)Did you ever felt discouraged in life specially during your  entrepreneurship phase and if yes, what thoughts made you recover?

A:There are always moments in life in general where you feel discouraged or angry that something does not come out the way you would want it to but I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and that if   you continue to make your best efforts and never to give up on your dreams great and better things would come your way.

7Q)Please share with us your secret of staying in top shape?
A: Honestly I try to watch what I eat as much as possible (not to the extreme) but I compensate with going to the gym and drinking a lot of water on a daily basis. On the weekends I cheat by eating whatever I want.

(8Q)Please tell us about your normal diet (eg. generally what do you eat  for breakfast, lunch, dinner).
A:For breakfast I eat a nice cereal with organic fat free milk . Lunch: I eat carbs and protein and for dinner just protein. (most of my meals I try to eat them with organic food)

(9Q)Could you please tell us about your workout routine.
A:My workout routine is to try to visit the gym to do either yoga, dancing classes or just to do cardio for about an hour 3x a week and on the weekends I love to ride bike.

(10Q)How have you motivated yourself so long to eat healthy in daily life?
A: The only motivation truly is to feel good about yourself and feel confident with what you have and knowing that if you feel beautiful that's how people are going to look at you.

(11Q)What message / advice would you like to give to our obesity campaign  UK readers as how they can get rid of obesity.

A:The message that I could give to the Obesity Campaign is to let people know that taking care of our body is a way of life, it's a necessity, our body is a motor  that needs to be taken care of. Taking care of our bodies is not about being skinny or looking like a model it is just a way of you as a person taking care of one of the most precious things that you have your BODY.

Thank you very much for your time Amelia and for supporting New Obesity  Campaign UK.

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