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Alicia Machado - Former Miss Universe
Latin Beauties - Actress, singer and former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado.
Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo was born on December 6, 1976 in Maracay, Aragua,Venezuela, the daughter of a Cuban father and Spanish mother.
She is better known as Alicia Machado and is the fourth woman from Venezuela to win the Miss Universe crown.
Interestingly enough, her runner up in the pageant was Jacqueline Aguilera, who was also from Venezuela.
During her title reign, Alicia was almost replaced by runner-up Taryn Mansell of Aruba because it was said that Alicia had gained too much weight. She lost the weight and kept her title, but the man running the pageant, Donald Trump insulted her on the Howard Stern radio show, calling her "an eating machine". Also during that time she appeared on the American TV show " The Nanny" as..what else...Miss Universe.
After her reign was over, Alicia began appearing in television commercials. Ironically, one of her most popular commercials was for a diet product. Soon afterward, she released a self-titled debut CD.
Besides "The Nanny", she has appeared in several TV shows, "Samantha", "Infierno en el Paraíso","Estamos unidos" and most recently, "Amor sin maquillaje".
In 2005 she appeared on the Spanish reality show La Granja de los famosos ("The Farm") and caused some controversy.
On June 25, 2008, Alicia gave birth to a daughter, Dinorah.
The father is Mexican businessman Rafael Hernandez Linares.
It was reported in the Mexican press that Alicia wants producer, actress and singer Daniela Romo to be her daughter's God Mother.
In 2009, Alicia appeared on Los simuladores (The Pretenders), Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe (Until The Money do us part) and Atrevete a Soñar (Dare to dream).
Rumor has it that Alicia may alternate with Sabine Moussier in the role of Elena Tejera in the famous Mexican musical Aventurera.
On January 22, 2010, Alicia put her hand prints on Paseo de las Luminarias, in Mexico City, the Mexican equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
BBC Mundo confirmed that on November 24, 2010, Alicia Machado had closed her aliciamachado77 account Twitter account.
Well she pulled a "Sarah Palin" and wrote a Tweet asking for peace between the Chinas.
Alicia tweeted.."Tonight I want to ask you to join me in a prayer for peace, that these attacks between the Chinas do not make our situation worse,"
She actually meant peace between North and South Korea.
Alicia was blasted with a bunch of insulting posts and she decided to go off-line.
But really, you can't point fingers at Alicia, when Mexican Pop star Paulina Rubio came to her defense, she wrote..."Leave Alicia alone. All Japanese people look the same and China is a very big country."
In 2011, Alicia appeared in the Televisa telenovela, Una Familia Con Suerte (One Family with Luck) as Candelaria "Candy" López.
Una Familia Con Suerte also starred Sherlyn, Mayrin Villanueva, Violeta Isfel, Pedro Moreno and Luz Elena González.
Alicia Machado Filmography
The Nanny (1997)
Infierno en el Paraíso (1999)
Estamos unidos (2000)
Secreto de amor (2001)
Mambo y canela (2002)
I Love Miami (2006)
Tired of Kissing Frogs (2006)
Amor sin maquillaje (2007)
El Pantera (2007)
Atrévete a soñar (2009)
Hasta que el dinero nos separe (2009)
Los simuladores (2009)
Una Familia con Suerte (2011)
Mira Quien Baila (2012)
2012 Premios Juventud (hostess)
Nuestra Belleza Latina 2014 (2014)
Alicia Machado Updates 5-31-2012
2012 is shaping up to be a pretty busy year for Alicia.
She appeared in People Magazine Latino's Mas Bellos 2012 (which is their equivalent of People Magazine's Most Beautiful) and even appeared on the fold out cover.
She is also donning a "fat-suit" and appearing in the play "My Friend the Fat woman".
The play is touring not only in Mexico but the United States as well with dates in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
Alicia Machado to play Jenni Rivera?
After various rumors and speculations it seem like Alicia Machado is now the front-runner to play Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer-songwriter, actress, television producer, and entrepreneur who died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico, on December 9th, 2012.
Allegedly Angelica Vale and Jennifer Lopez were also approached about playing the role.
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Actress, singer and former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado at Amazon
Alicia Machado and Donald Trump at it Again
It seems that Alicia is still steamed about her earlier run-ins with Trump and is taking up the banner against him.
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More Trump vs Alicia Machado Continues
Trump's Pants on Fire about his early-morning tweet on Alicia Machado
During the second presidential debate, Donald Trump took issue with moderator Anderson Cooper’s description of an early morning tweet he had sent out about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
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Alicia Machado at the 1996 Miss Universe
Alicia Machado Fotos
Here is Alicia Machado on the television show, La Parodia, with Dorismar...
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