Because of Monday’s first U.S Presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the ‘fat-shaming’ issue of Trump against 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado has resurfaced.
While the beleaguered Machado earned the sympathy of Clinton and basically those who hate Trump, the former beauty queen was also involved in another and more serious controversy in her home country, Venezuela.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Machado, who won the 1996 Miss Universe title representing Venezuela then, was implicated in a felony for allegedly threatening to kill a judge and as an accomplice in a murder case.
During Monday’s debate, Clinton brought up Trump’s ‘fat-shaming’ and racial slur issue, apparently appealing to the Latino community in the U.S as well as women voters.
“One of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them, and he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy,’ then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping’ because she was Latina,” Clinton said as previously reported by the Morning News USA.
‘Fat-Shaming’, Racial Slur
It can be recalled that the New York billionaire called Machado as “Miss Piggy” after gaining 55 pounds in just nine months after winning the crown. Apart from ‘fat-shaming’ the former Miss Universe, Trump also called Machado as ‘Miss Housekeeping’ for being a Latina immigrant in the U.S.
Speaking with Venezuelan media, Judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor said Machado threatened to kill him when he indicted Machado’s boyfriend, Juan Rafael Rodriguez Regetti, for attempted murder charges, a 1998 Associated Press report showed.
According to the report, then 21-year-old Machado called the Fuenmayor with threatening words, saying “to ruin my career as a judge and … kill me.”