Alicia Machado was born Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo on the 6th of December 1976 in Maracay, Aragua, Venezula. She is 170 centimetres tall. She is the daughter of a Cuban father and a Spanish mother. Alicia won Miss Yaracuy 1996, then Miss Venezula 1996, and went on to win the prestigious Miss Universe 1996 crown in Las Vegas. During her reign as Miss Universe, reports stated that Alicia had gained a lot of weight, and the Miss Universe Organisation was replacing her with the runner up, Taryn Mansell of Aruba. Donald Trump, the owner of the pageant at that time, called Alicia an eating machine, whilst on the Howard Stern radio show. Alicia managed to shed some weight and retained her title. Later in 2004 and 2005, Alicia was a television advertisement model, and in particular she promoted diet products. She was engaged to baseball player Bobby Abreu in 2005. That same year, she appeared on the Spanish reality show The Farm (La Granja), and created a scandal by being filmed having sex with another participant. Abreu broke off their engagement. Alicia has appeared in Playboy, and dedicated the photos to Donald Trump.