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Tag: Alicia Machado

  • Wednesday, September 28th 2016 - 10:17 UTC

    Trump embroiled in “Miss Piggy” misogynist controversy

    “Donald, she has a name,” Clinton said. “Her name is Alicia Machado and she has become a U.S. citizen, and you can bet she’s going to vote this November.”

    Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname — “Miss Piggy” — that caused her shame and humiliation. Two decades later, Machado’s dealings with Trump, her one-time beauty pageant boss, are reverberating through the 2016 campaign as the Republican businessman and reality TV star seeks the White House.