Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado opens up how Donald Trump body-shamed her

20 May 2016 | Angelopedia

Donald Trump and controversies go hand in hand! Yes, he always does something that easily offends people or beauty queens; be it his comments, his actions or speech, he always loves to seek limelight.

Recently, the former Miss Universe Alicia Machado revealed how presidential candidate Donald Trump body-shamed her after she put on a few pounds.

Previously this year, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado made her opinion on presidential candidate Donald Trump very clear. “I want to vomit,” she said after seeing a photo of the mogul up on screen. And now, she spoke to a renowned sources to contribute to an in-depth article about Trump’s behavior towards women titled “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private.

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Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado opens up how Donald Trump body-shamed her


After being crowned as Miss Universe 1996, Alicia Machado revealed to the sources that she had put on some pounds and promptly asked the president of Miss Universe, who she describes as “a very sweet woman,” for help to rest, recuperate and eat right, and even asked for a doctor to see her. “I asked them to bring me a doctor to help me — to have a special diet and get exercise, and they said yes. They took me to New York, installed me in a hotel,” she recalled. “The next day, they took me to the gym, and I’m exposed to 90 media outlets.” Machado also revealed Trump was there, so he clearly knew what was going to happen.

I was about to cry in that moment with all the cameras there,” she said of the humiliating moment. “I said, ‘I don’t want to do this, Mr. Trump.’ He said, ‘I don’t care.’”

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As usual, when Mr. Trump was asked if he had ever pushed Machado to loose weight, he nonchalantly admitted to it: “To that, I will plead guilty.”

Machado described the dishonor as unbearable, and says she became sick with anorexia and bulimia after the horrible incident; something she’s been struggling with, and seeing psychologists to treat for the past 20 years.

“I've been saying the same thing for 19 years and I am so happy that after so long people believe me. He's always been white trash, a racist, a horrible person. I worked with this man, for this man, for a year out of my life that I don't wish upon my worst enemy,” Machado revealed on “Rica La Noche.” 

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