Alicia Machado was born in Maracay, Aragua on December 6, 1976, is the daughter of the Spanish immigrant Arturo Machado and the Cuban Martha Fajardo. She is a model, singer and Venezuelan actress, winner of the beauty contest Miss Venezuela 1995 (representing Yaracuy state), World Coffee Queen in 1996 and Miss Universe 1996, being the fourth Venezuelan to obtain this title. She has a net worth of $ 4 million
Although not much is known of his childhood and of his trajectory previous to the modeling, it is known that he had a multitude of infantile traumas, among which are problems of sphincters that caused him to bully school and discrimination.
Her career as a model began in 1995 when she won the Miss Venezuela contest on behalf of Yaracuy State, and later won the World Cup of Coffee in 1996 in San Salvador (El Salvador). She subsequently went to the United States to participate in the Miss Universe 1996, and against all odds, won in Las Vegas on Friday, May 17, 1996. In addition to this, compatriot Jacqueline Aguilera won the Miss World 1995 crown, The second time that Venezuela wins the two contests simultaneously.
His real jump to fame happened when Machado had an altercation with Donald Trump (owner of the contest) after a considerable increase in weight after his coronation, increasing 18 kilograms, which caused that Trump forced to Machado to exercise before Thousands of photographers, reporters and cameramen in New York in January of 1997. Although the incident caused that it retired of the modeling during some years, this fact only caused that Machado was, with advantage, the Miss Universe more controversial and publicized.
After this acquired fame, in the following years, Machado developed a race like an actress and singer. He participated in several telenovelas, including “Samantha” (1998), which earned him the ACE (New York Critics Association) and Media awards in Spain. In the musical side, Alicia Machado in 2004, published her first musical work and disc as a soloist, although her success in that area was minimal.
After her participation in the Antena 3 reality show ” La granja de los famosos”, her career was relaunched as a model, this time modeling for adults, posing naked for Playboy magazine in 2006, and again in 2010.
After the first photo shoot, he participated again in a reality show, this time in Mexican television, in the Mexican show ” Cantando por un sueño”. She became the mother of a girl named Dinora, and later participated in a Mexican novel called ” Hasta que el dinero nos separe.” At the end of 2012, he won the 3rd place in ” Mira quién baila”.