Alicia Machado

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Alicia Machado

Alicia Machado (born December 6, 1976) is a Venezuelan-born American beauty pageant winner, singer and actress. She was Miss Universe 1996. She was the fourth woman from Venezuela to win the Miss Universe.

Before she was Miss Universe 1996, she was Miss Venezuela 1995.

In 2016, Machado became a United States citizen. Also in 2016, Machado spoke out against Donald Trump. She said that he had called her "Miss Piggy" because of her weight during her year as Miss Universe.[1] She said that Trump also called her "Miss Housekeeping" because she was Latina.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Miss Universe Tearfully Thanks Clinton". CNN. Retrieved Sep 28, 2016.
  2. "Shamed and Angry: Alicia Machado". New York Times. Retrieved Sep 28, 2016.