|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo
December 6, 1976
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Title(s)||Miss Maracay 1995
Miss Venezuela 1995
Miss Universe 1996
|Miss Venezuela 1995
Miss Universe 1996
Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈlisja maˈtʃaðo]) (born December 6, 1976) is a Venezuelan-born American actress, TV host, singer and beauty queen who was Miss Venezuela 1995 and then Miss Universe 1996. She was the fourth woman from Venezuela to be named Miss Universe.
During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Machado publicly criticized the prior behavior of Donald Trump who owned the Miss Universe pageant during her reign. She was mentioned by Hillary Clinton during the first 2016 U.S. presidential debate.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Involvement in the U.S. 2016 presidential campaign
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Discography
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Machado's father was a toy store owner who emigrated from Spain and her mother's family emigrated from Cuba prior to the Cuban revolution. Machado took to performing at an early age. She began dancing at age 4 and acting at age 12. Machado attended college for a year and half but left to pursue modeling and appearing in commercials.
Machado won the 1995 Miss Maracay pageant, and then the 1995 Miss Venezuela pageant representing Yaracuy state and then the Miss Universe 1996 crown in Las Vegas. Early in her training, she refused plastic surgery recommended to her, notable in Venezuelan beauty pageant culture. The runner-up, Jacqueline Aguilera, also won the Miss World 1995 crown, marking the second time that two Venezuelans from the same pageant won two world titles. Machado's reign came as American businessman Donald Trump took ownership of the Miss Universe pageant. While preparing for Miss Universe, Machado underwent intense dieting. Machado said that, when she won, she weighed 116 pounds and was anorexic and bulimic.
During her reign as Miss Universe, Machado gained what she said was about 12 pounds in weight, drawing considerable press attention. The President of Miss Universe Organization denied that the organization was considering replacing her with runner-up, Taryn Mansell of Aruba. After mounting pressure to lose weight from Trump and other pageant officials, Machado asked Trump to assist her with orienting toward a healthier lifestyle. Trump arranged for 80 reporters to "watch [her] sweat" in a gym, which Machado later called "in very bad taste".
In 1998 Machado had her first starring telenovela role as the title character in Samantha. In 2001, she had a small role on the international soap opera Secreto de Amor. During 2004–2005, she pursued a career as a TV commercial model with particular success in promoting a dieting product. In 2005, Machado appeared on a Spanish reality show called La Granja de los famosos ("The Farm"). On February 19, 2006, Machado debuted on the Mexican reality show Cantando Por Un Sueño ("Singing For A Dream").
Machado appeared in (and on the cover of) the February 2006 issue of Playboy magazine's Mexican edition, becoming the only Miss Universe to pose nude for Playboy. Machado was cast in the comedic soap opera Una familia con suerte where she played a woman who fell in love with her brother's enemy. The show began airing in Mexico in February 2011 and in the United States in October of that same year.
On September 9, 2012, Machado was one of ten competitors on the third season of Mira Quien Baila. On November 18, 2012, Alicia won 3rd place in the 3rd season of Univision's dance competition Mira Quien Baila. In 2013, Machado stars as the protagonist of La Madame, a television serial produced by RTI Productions and RCN TV in Colombia. In February 2014, she joined Univision's beauty pageant Nuestra Belleza Latina 2014 as a mentor where she coach the participants on how to succeed in the modeling and television industry.
Machado has one daughter. In 2013 after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Machado underwent a double mastectomy.
Involvement in the U.S. 2016 presidential campaign
In July 2015, after Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, Machado announced that she would publish a book detailing what she called his "abuses of power" and "racism". She said that, during her year as Miss Universe, Trump called her "Miss Piggy" because she gained weight and "Miss Housekeeping" because of her Hispanic background. Trump's spokeswoman denied that Trump had made those insults. Machado has repeatedly called Trump a "nazi rat", and, comparing him to Adolf Hitler, said that he was capable of starting a new Holocaust.
On September 23 2016, Hillary Clinton brought up Machado's statements against Trump during the first presidential debate. The following day, Trump responded on Fox and Friends, describing Machado as "impossible" and saying that "she gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude, and we had a real problem with her." Later that week, Trump made a series of tweets in which he called her "disgusting," falsely claimed she had appeared in a "sex tape", and baselessly accused Clinton of using her influence to help Machado become an American citizen. The tweets were condemned by media outlets such as The New York Times, Politico, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, and The Globe And Mail. The following day, Clinton telephoned Machado to thank her for her support.
Since June 2016 Machado has been publicly campaigning in support of Hillary Clinton. Clinton campaign aides have coordinated many of her media appearances and featured her in two online advertisements.
|1998||Samantha||Samantha del Llano||Protagonist|
|1999||Infierno en el paraíso||Marian Ordiales|
|2002||Mambo y Canela||Canela|
|2007||Amor sin maquillaje||Marina Fernández Rosales|
|2009–2010||Hasta que el dinero nos separe||Karen Sandoval||Supporting role|
|2009–2010||Atrevete a Soñar||Electra||Special appearance|
|2011–2012||Una familia con suerte||Candelaria "Candy" López|
|2012–2013||Porque el amor manda||Candela||Special appearance|
|2013||La Madame||Madame Rochy "La Madame"||Protagonist|
|2015||Lo imperdonable||Claudia Ordaz|
|2007||El Pantera||Diana Rodríguez|
|2009||Los simuladores 2||Camila||1 Episode: "El precio de la fama"|
|2006||Cansada de besar sapos||Cassandra|
|2007||Dios o demonio||Giselle|
|2009||Un amante a la medida||Linda|
|Hairspray, El Musical||Velma|
Reality and game shows
Finished 8th place
|2007||Nuestra Belleza Latina 2007||Judge|
|2012||2012 Premios Juventud||Host|
|Mira Quien Baila||Participant
Finished 3rd place
|2014||Nuestra Belleza Latina 2014||Participated as a mentor/team leader|
- Alicia Machado (2004)
- Si se Acabara el Mundo (2010)
Awards and nominations
|1998||Best New Actress||Samantha||Won|
|It's the best history|
|1999||Best Revelation of the Year||Samantha||Won|
Paseo de las Luminarias
|2010||In recognition of her artistic career in Mexico||Won|
|2012||Best Co-star Actress||Una familia con suerte||Nominated|
Premios People en Español
|2012||Best Supporting Actress||Una familia con suerte||Nominated|
- "Biography of Alicia Machado". Terra. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- Martin, Lydia (16 May 1997). "Miss Universe, Sizing Up Her Reign". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- "Fotos Y Biografia De Alicia Machado En La Telenovela Amor Sin Maquillaje". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- Stavans, Ilan (2 October 2016). "Alicia Machado vs. Donald Trump's Machismo". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- Barbaro, Michael; Twohey, Megan (27 September 2016). "Shamed and Angry: Alicia Machado, a Miss Universe Mocked by Donald Trump". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- Winter, Jessica (17 May 2016). "That Time Donald Trump Humiliated Miss Universe for Gaining Weight". Slate. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
- Alicia Machado Pose For Playboy Archived April 7, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- Pérez-Duthie, Juan Carlos (20 October 2011). "On TV: Machado opens Una familia con suerte". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
- Jesse Sanchez, 'Comedulce' a hero in his country: Phillies' Abreu often underrated in the United States, MLB.com (June 12, 2006).
- Mike Berardino, Mom, this homer is for you, Orlando Sentinel (May 15, 2005).
- "Alicia Machado: su lucha al descubrir que tenía cáncer (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- Bruces, Rubén (May 20, 2016) "¡En hora buena! Alicia Machado obtuvo la ciudadanía americana"
- Romero, Angie. "Ex-Miss Universe Alicia Machado to Write Book About Donald Trump's 'Abuses of Power' & 'Racism'". Billboard. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- Chozick, Amy; Grynbaum, Michael M. (28 September 2016). "'She Has a Name,' Alicia Machado, and It Is Everywhere". The New York Times.
- Paquette, Danielle (30 September 2016). "'Public slut-shaming' and Donald Trump's attack on a former Miss Universe's alleged sex history". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- "Tras escándalo de Donald Trump, Alicia Machado lo compara con Hitler". Publimetro. Publimetro. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- "Alicia Machado arremete contra Donald Trump". elnuevoherald. El Nuevo Herald. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- Mason, Melanie; Carcamo, Cindy (27 September 2016). "Alicia Machado, former Miss Universe insulted by Trump, emerges as forceful Clinton ally". latimes.com. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- Diaz, Daniella; Merica, Dan. "'Miss Universe' tearfully thanks Clinton for defense against Trump's 'Miss Piggy' remarks". CNN. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
- Donald Trump says he'll make President Bill Clinton's infidelity a campaign issue, CBS News, 1 October 2016
- Trump bashes ‘disgusting’ former beauty queen Alicia Machado, accuses her of having ‘sex tape’, The Washington Post, 30 September 2016
- Trump jumps into the gutter. Louis Nelson, Politico, 30 September 2016
- As America Sleeps, Donald Trump Seethes on Twitter, The New York Times, 1 October 2016
- THE MEANING OF TRUMP’S EARLY-MORNING TWEET STORM, John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 30 September 2016
- Editorial: Dogged by tweets and taxes, Donald Trump proves yet again he's not fit to lead. Los Angeles Times, 3 October 2016
- The real Donald Trump, everyone. The Globe and Mail, 2 October 2016
- "Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump discusses campaign, immigrants in video deposition over hotel dispute". Los Angeles Times. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- Barbaro, Michael (September 27, 2016). "Shamed and Angry: Alicia Machado, a Miss Universe Mocked by Donald Trump". The New York Times.
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