Alicia Machado
Miss Venezuela 1995 and Miss Universe 1996
Alicia Machado
Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo is an actress, singer and former Miss Universe. She was the fourth woman from Venezuela to capture the Miss Universe crown.
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Government By Outburst
Huffington Post - 13 days
The black-masked vandals who launched smoke bombs, smashed windows and set fires in Berkeley, California, the night of Wednesday, Feb. 1, share incendiary techniques with the Trump regime: They want to prevail by outbursts. Not to be outdone, that night, the Tweeter-in-Chief known as @realDonaldTrump tweeted: If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017  While arranging the deck chairs on board his Titanic administration, the Tweeter-in-Chief felt impelled to take the time to consign UC Berkeley to the Twitter hell where Lyin’ Ted, Khizr Kahn, Alicia Machado, Meryl Streep and CNN had already taken up their malevolent residence. And please note that, in the rancid spirit of fake news, Trump had the gall to accuse the university of “practic[ing] violence on innocent people” — this from a White House resident who ha ...
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Architects Want To Hide Trump Tower Logo With A Bunch Of Flying Gold Pigs
Huffington Post - 3 months
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t even been inaugurated, but a vocal portion of the country is already beyond sick of talking about, hearing, or even looking at his name. Here to help is Chicago-based architectural firm New World Design Ltd., out to ensure that at least one city will be spared the fate of staring at Trump’s name each and every day. How? Pigs ― golden, flying pigs to be exact.  Yes, the New World Design Ltd. has conceptualized a design in which golden pig balloons float midair in front of the facade of the Trump Tower Chicago, thus obscuring his omnipresent moniker for passersby.  The unorthodox intervention is inspired in part by the album art for Pink Floyd’s 1977 “Animals,” which features a balloon pig soaring around London’s Battersea Power Station ― itself, a tribute to George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The architects opted to turn the flying pigs gold, however, a nod to Trump’s signature taste.  On their blog, the architects note that the flying pigs ...
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The Final Solution: What Endearment Will Donald Trump Use For Kim Jong-un?
The Huffington Post - 3 months
Donald Trump has said that he will talk to Kim Jong-un ("Donald Trump would speak with North Korea's Kim Jong un," CNN, 5/18/16). But what will he say? Will he call him "Mr. Piggy" and attack him for his weight the way he did Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe winner ("Shamed and Angry: Alicia Machado, A Miss Universe Mocked By Donald Trump," NYT, 9/27/16). Will he accompany Kim Jong-un to the gym so that reporters can watch him try to lose his front porch through exercise? And what about the hair? Will the pot call the kettle black? Donald Trump's famous blow dry used car salesman look has been immortalized by Alec Baldwin on SNL, but will he still go after Kim Jong-un's special do, which looks a little like the helmet worn by Pat O'Brien in Knut Rockne: All American (l940) You had "Crooked Hillary," "Little Marco" and "Lying Ted," but what words is he going to use to disarm competitors like Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? What is going to be his soubriquet for the liberal P ...
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Donald Trump’s Authoritarian Attack On The Queer Community – And How To Survive It
Huffington Post - 3 months
Make no mistake, Donald Trump sent a warning to the queer community (and other communities expressing dissent) over the weekend, launching an authoritarian attack on Twitter. As I wrote last week, pay no mind to his word-games in interviews, like his claim on “60 Minutes” that marriage equality is “settled,” and believe instead what he has said of his actual positions ― sometimes blurted out impulsively― and the promises he’s made to opponents of LGBTQ equality. I don’t believe, as some have suggested, that Trump fired angry missives at the cast of “Hamilton” ― or “Saturday Night Live” or the protestors who rose up after the election ― because he was trying to distract from some other big stories, namely his having caved on the Trump University suit, shelling out 25 million dollars, and the dangerous conflicts presented by his having a business empire that spans the globe. These are important stories, but if much of media isn’t covering them in addition to others ― nor playing ...
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With President Trump As Top Role Model, Teachers Could Have A Lot of Explaining To Do
Huffington Post - 3 months
Soon after it was clear that Donald Trump had won the 2016 presidential election, if not the popular vote, a friend who teaches high school civics wondered aloud: "What am I going to say to my students?" I've done some teaching myself, and I have been a parent, so I could appreciate her concern. Trump's politics are one thing, and teachers are accustomed to conducting fair and accurate classroom discussions of politics and policies, not that it's easy. A seasoned high school teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area got into trouble the other day for comparing Trump to Hitler, and Trump's plans for immigration bans and mass deportations have sparked campus walkouts in Los Angeles and elsewhere. But Trump has brought more than just textbook issues to class. He has exposed children of all ages to a personal modus operandi that's often contrary to their lessons in citizenship and civility, and to the many signs posted around schools across America -- touting variations on themes lik ...
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WATCH: Alicia Machado Talks Campaigning for Hillary Clinton
ABC News - 3 months
The former Miss Universe joined "The View" co-hosts on election night.
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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kenya Moore-"I Just Always Have to Move Forward; Life is Too Short"!
Huffington Post - 3 months
From the minute she stepped into The Bailey Agency several seasons ago, Kenya Moore breathed a brand new life into "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". As the new season kicks off (Sunday November 6th at 9:00 8/7c), Moore is poised for her hottest season yet. She sat down with me to chat about her new home, Moore Manor, how she's quite possibly found love with a new man, her time with a certain Presidential candidate on "The Celebrity Apprentice", and what alliances may have shifted with her fellow Atlanta Housewives. Well right off the bat Kenya, you are back at the forefront of the drama on this season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". Moore Manor definitely has taken some significant steps towards completion since we last saw it. Oh thank you. I never felt like I would be finished with everything but now that I am, looking at it from the first episode until now, it looks iike a completely different house. It looks like you definitely won the bet with returning cast ...
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THE WILDCATTERS: The Twitter Candidate, Social Media Campaigns, & Democracy
Huffington Post - 4 months
Let’s start this post with a fairy tale. Once upon time, we believed that social media would have a democratizing effect on our world, our nation, and our local communities. Social media provided a venue for political expression, it opened the door to greater democratic participation, and it provided a vehicle for organizing political campaigns, protests, and social movements. The reality has been far less sanguine. Social media has provided new venues for political expression but these venues have been dominated by our partisan voices. The political conversations on social media—if conversation is the right word—are mostly driven by partisan ideologues who use social media to confirm rather than challenge existing viewpoints. When we happen to accidentally stumble across different political opinions we quickly ignore the post and move on or we unfollow, hide, or unfriend the offender. Consider the following data from the Pew Research Center: 83 percent said they ignored conte ...
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20 Influential Women On What This Historic Election Means To Them
Huffington Post - 4 months
As a woman, I know I am not alone in feeling overwhelmed and shaken by this turbulent and unpredictable election season. On the one hand, I have been feeling powerful and hopeful — everyone is talking about women and our decisive influence in this election, and of course we have the glass-ceiling-breaking prospect of our first female president (something I explored in depth in my book of interviews, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power). On the other hand, I’ve been disheartened and outraged by some of the issues that have come up during this election season—about racism, sexism, classism, biases toward women leaders, identity politics, power and privilege, sexist media coverage of women leaders, and of course the juggernaut of the verbal objectification of women, sexual harassment and sexual assault in these past few weeks. All of this rising to the surface made me want to talk to other women, to hear what they are thinkin ...
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Alicia Machado Leads Clinton Rally in Florida
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
Alicia Machado introduced Hillary Clinton Tuesday in the key swing state of Florida. The former Miss Universe has accused Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of derogatory treatment. Photo: AP
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Just Locker Room Talk???
Huffington Post - 4 months
Ruth Nemzoff wrote this article with Helen Berger, both are Resident Scholars at Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center "It's only locker talk," said Trump in his (non) apology for the Hollywood Access audio, in which he bragged that he had committed sexual assaults on women. Because he is a renowned liar - a great liar - the best liar, it is possible that he was lying to Billy Bush about his behavior. Whether his statements were true or not, this is not the kind of locker room talk most of us want our sons, grandsons and nephews to emulate, nor do all athletes want to be tarred with his declaration that this is normal male banter. However, there is reason to doubt this was not all talk and no action. Prior to this tape surfacing, Alicia Machado, Miss Universe, accused Trump of bullying her by calling her, "Miss Piggy," an "eating machine" and "Miss housekeeper." This May, a New York Times article described how Trump objectified many female models. His behavior at the second debate ...
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Trump's Collapse
Huffington Post - 4 months
"I alone can fix it," Donald Trump bragged at the Republican National Convention last July with swagger, confidence and certitude. But Trump has since shown no sign he can even run an effective campaign, and he is now on the verge of an historic defeat. Many Americans were ready for a change this election, and all of the polls revealed a nation filled with concern that the country was headed in the wrong direction. Meanwhile, Democrats nominated Hillary Clinton, a flawed candidate dogged by an email controversy and a foreign policy record that has come under continuous scrutiny. Yet Republicans selected as their nominee a brash man who had no political experience, little knowledge of the key issues, an impulsive nature, and a man who bullies those who stand in his way. They thought they could control him, shape his campaign, and get him "on message." They failed. As a result, Republicans are fighting to retain control of the Senate. Trump did not properly prepare for any ...
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WATCH: Everything You Missed From The Second Presidential Debate
Huffington Post - 4 months
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Trump, Who Boasted About Groping, Held A Position Of Power Over Hundreds Of Young Women
Huffington Post - 4 months
WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s supporters have shrugged off his prior co-ownership of the Miss Universe Organization as nothing more than evidence that he’s a guy who likes money and being around pretty women. But the GOP presidential nominee’s 2005 comments ― where he claims he can grab women “by the p****y” ― put his stewardship of beauty pageants in a new light. Trump boasted behind closed doors that sexual consent doesn’t apply to him because he is famous. And whether or not he exploited it, he sought a position of power over hundreds of young women who wanted his approval. When contestants were brought together to meet him, in high heels and matching opening-number outfits, they were looking forward to it. “When Donald Trump is one of the co-owners of the pageant that you’re competing in, you get excited ... he was always a big deal,” said Kelsey Moore, Miss Texas USA 2010. But Moore said Trump avoided looking her in the eye when he shook her hand, even though they are about the ...
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Here's What Hillary Clinton Had To Say To A 15-Year-Old Girl Who Asked Her About Body Image
Huffington Post - 5 months
By Gabriella Paiella Republican candidate Donald Trump's historically demeaning comments toward women, particularly those aimed at former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, have come up time and time again during this presidential race. And at a campaign event on Tuesday in Haverford, Pennsylvania, 15-year-old Brennan Leach used those comments to ask Hillary Clinton about women and body image. "At my school, body image is a really big issue for girls my age. I see with my own eyes the damage Donald Trump does when he talks about women and how they look," Leach said."As the first female president, how would you undo some of that damage and help girls understand they are so much more than just what they look like?" Related: 25 Famous Women on Body Image "I am passionate about this too because we know that young women begin to get influenced at earlier and earlier ages by messages from the media," Clinton replied. "Forget your mind, forget your heart, care only about what you lo ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alicia Machado
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Machado once dated professional baseball player Bobby Abreu; the couple later split, calling off their engagement. On November 24, 2010, BBC Mundo confirmed that Machado had to close her Twitter account after writing a tweet that called for "peace between the Chinas", referring to North and South Korea. Her gaffe unleashed a rush of insulting posts, prompting her to go offline. "I now have a lot of psychopaths on the account and it's best I start another one, kisses," she signed off, according to Venezuelan media. Since June 2016 she has been publicly campaigning for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. In May 2016, Machado became a U.S. citizen. She has spoken out many times against Donald Trump, who, during her year as Miss Universe, she claims called her "Miss Piggy" because she gained weight and "Miss Housekeeping" because of her Hispanic background. Trump said: "She was impossible" and that "she was the winner and you know, 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."
  • 2012
    Age 35
    On September 9, 2012, she was one of ten competitors on the third season of Mira Quien Baila.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 27
    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 a Mexican reality show named Cantando Por Un Sueño ("Singing For A Dream"), a program in the line of the previous Bailando Por Un Sueño ("Dancing For A Dream"), in which the winner has the chance for a dream to come true.
    More Details Hide Details The show is very similar to Dancing with the Stars (U.S.) and ¡Más que baile! (formerly titled ¡Mira Quién Baila!) ("Look Who's Dancing!") (Spain).
  • 2001
    Age 24
    In 2001, she had a small role on the international soap opera Secreto de Amor.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 19
    After winning the Miss Universe title in 1996, Machado announced that all she wanted to do was "eat, eat and eat" and Trump later called her "an eating machine", generating controversy.
    More Details Hide Details 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 me sweat" in a gym, which Machado thought was "in very bad taste".
  • 1995
    Age 18
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Machado's reign came as American businessman Donald Trump took ownership of the Miss Universe pageant. During her reign as Miss Universe, Machado made headlines when it was reported that she gained weight and rumors began to spread that the Miss Universe Organization was considering replacing her with runner-up, Taryn Mansell of Aruba. The rumors were eventually denied by the Miss Universe President.
    Machado won the 1995 Miss Venezuela pageant entering Yaracuy and then the Miss Universe 1996 crown in Las Vegas.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Born
    Born on December 6, 1976.
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