Unlike movies and tv films, reality television programming offers viewers the chance to have a peek into the real lives of their favorite stars and Veronica Vega has definitely grown a formidable fan base through this. The actress, musician, and television personality is known especially for her time on Love & Hip Hop: Miami, the fourth installment of the Love & Hip Hop franchise.
Veronica has also collaborated with a number of A-list artists for her music efforts. Her most popular song to date remains ‘Wicked’ on which she features a label mate and a famous singer Pitbull. Here’s everything we’ve gathered about the television personality.
Veronica Vega Biography
The beautiful star was born on April 23, 1991. Her birthplace was in Hialeah, Florida. This is also where Vega spent her formative years. The music artist has the gift of multi-ethnicity. She was born to her father, who is Cuban, and to her mother who is of Venezuelan descent.
Her parents met and fell in love with each other in the United States but they weren’t born there. Veronica’s mother had migrated to the United States from her home country of Venezuela, while her father had relocated from Canada. Through the union of her parents, the celebrity has three siblings, all of whom are girls.
Being from Cuba and Venezuela, her parents grew up speaking their native Spanish language. So even though Veronica was raised in the United States, she picked up on that and as an adult, she speaks both Spanish and English fluently.
Veronica Vega started appearing in Love & Hip Hop: Miami as part of the original cast of the show when it started airing on January 1, 2018. The singer was joined by other Miami legends whose lives and occupations revolve around the hip-hop culture.
These included multiple-platinum selling hip hop legend Trick Daddy, Afro-Latina singer Amara La Negra, Miami street king and Maybach Music Group recording artist Gunplay, entrepreneur and celebrity hairstylist Jojo Zarur, “The Diamond Princess” Trina, and the party animals, DJ Michelle Pooch, and Christopher Michael Harty.
For as long as she can remember, Veronica Vega has always loved the allure of the entertainment industry. Growing up, she dreamed of becoming a musician and making it big. Besides her yearning for the celebrity lifestyle, the Venezuelan wanted the success to be able to cater to her parents and siblings.
She started performing professionally when she was just 13 years old in local venues. It took just two years for the budding young star to secure her first professional contract. She signed to the legendary music label of elite producer Polow Da Don known as Zone 4.
This achievement saw her share the same record with A-list artists like Keri Hilson, Akon, Pitbull, Chris Brown, and others like Ester Dean and Betty Idol. They were all groomed on Polow Da Don’s label at some point in their respective careers.
Relationship with Pitbull
Among all the artists the singer has shared the roster with on Zone 4, she has connected the most with ‘Timber’ rapper Pitbull whose real name is Armando Christian Perez. Vega has featured the rapper on two of her songs ‘Wicked’ and ‘Pay Me’, the former of which is the best-selling song of her career so far.
She met Pitbull when she had just signed to the label as a 15-year-old and since then they’ve developed a deep bond. She has often spoken of how she receives invaluable advice from him concerning life and career. On January 16, 2018, she posted a picture that she had taken with him during his 37th birthday celebration.
Facts To Know About Veronica Vega
Did you know that Veronica Vega identified as black in 2018? On one of the episodes of Love & Hip Hop: Miami in 2018, the singer claimed that she was black, a heritage she had received from her great grandmother. This caused a little bit of a stir for a few reasons. For one, the singer looks every bit as Latino as she actually is. Also, in March 2017, she had made a contradictory claim on Twitter stating that she was Cuban and Venezuelan. However, the tweet came with an image of her and an Afro Latina woman and rounded up with a hashtag that read “We Are All Africans”. Below are other facts worth knowing about the actress:
1. Polow Da Don once revealed to her that he sold his house for $1.97 million to take a chance on her and her career.
2. The singer admitted on the reality show that she was having financial problems.
3. She is the oldest child of her parents and they initially wanted her to study medicine.
4. The curvaceous reality star stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches.
5. She has a bust size of 33 inches, a waist size of 24 inches, and a hip size of 35 inches.
6. Veronica Vega uses the word ‘nigga’ owing to her claim that she is black.
7. Her song ‘Wicked’ garnered around 25 million views within its first 24 hours on YouTube.