Who is Alicia Machado?
Born Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo under the sign of Sagittarius on the 6th of December 1976, in Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela, Alicia Machado is a 41-year-old Hispanic actress, singer, TV host and beauty queen of Cuban and Spanish descent, with American nationality as of May 2016. She is known to the world for her significant presence in the media thanks to her professions, although the greatest contribution to her fame is probably her Miss Universe title from 1996. She has also had a number of other successes, as both a TV host and actress across various TV channels, films and TV shows over the course of her often lucrative acting career since 1997.
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Early Life: Growing up in Maracay
Alicia was apparently an only child, raised in her birthplace by her Spanish father and Cuban mother of unknown identities and professions, who immigrated from Cuba in the mid-‘90s to escape the Cuban uprising. Her father is a relative of the former Cuban dictator Gerardo Machado. She took a very early interest in performing, having become a dancer at the age of four, and when she was 12 years old she began acting. As for her education, she attended an unspecified high school, from where she is thought to have matriculated in 1994, and then an unspecified college for two years before she dropped out to pursue a lucrative modeling career, starting with various commercial appearances.
Career: From Commercials to the World’s Top
Alicia was quite active as a model even during her college years[; she eventually won the 1995 Miss Maracay pageant, then the 1995 Miss Venezuela pageant representing Yaracuy state, and was then sent to the Miss Universe 1996 pageant as Venezuela’s contestant, and won the crown in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Although it is a regular custom in Venezuela for the country’s beauty queens to undergo plastic surgery prior to competing for Miss Universe, Alicia refused to have an operation.
She became Miss Universe at the same time when Donald Trump became the owner of the Miss Universe pageant, which resulted in significant changes for Alicia. She was pressured into losing 12lbs by Trump’s administration, and when she asked Donald himself for help towards establishing a healthier routine, he asked over 80 reporters to ‘watch her sweat’ in a gym, which she later characterized as ‘very bad taste’. In 1997, she devoted herself to becoming an actress, debuting as Miss Universe in “The Nanny.” Her most prominent role was as Diana Rodrigues in 13 episodes of “El Pantera”, although she has had numerous other roles: a total of 23 acting credits on the Internet Movie Database, two of which are in titles that are yet to be released.
Love Life: Married to Rafael Hernandez Linares
As for her romantic involvements, Alicia is known to have been the girlfriend of a criminal offender from Venezuela for a few years around 1998. During the court case where her boyfriend was to be sentenced, the presiding judge accused Alicia of threatening to kill him, while she was also said to have been the driver of her boyfriend’s getaway vehicle. However, these allegations were never proven and Alicia wasn’t charged. It is known that Alicia dated the professional baseball player Bobby Abreu around the middle of the previous decade, but they canceled their engagement. Around the later part of the 2010’s, she married Rafael Hernandez Linares, with whom she has a daughter named Dinorah Valentino Hernandez, born on the 25th of June 2008. There hasn’t been any controversy surrounding their union.
The Twitter Scandal
In one of her tweets in 2010, Alicia mistakenly spoke of North and South Korea as China. She was immediately laughed at and mocked for this error, which caused her to eventually terminate her Twitter account and create a new one, stating ‘I now have a lot of psychopaths on the account and it’s best I start another one, kisses.’
Good night everyone #saturdaynight it’s over! #abril #beauty #sexynight #sexyqueen #hot #singlegirl #Love la vanidad siempre será una buena medicina para recuperar tu amor propio ! ? @makingamericaslimagain @maliciabyalicia pic.twitter.com/9gBGV1TJsR
— ALICIA MACHADO (@machadooficial) April 8, 2018
Alicia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, at which point she underwent a double mastectomy. She later had plastic surgery, and thus nowadays seems to be unaffected by the previous medical procedure.
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What is Alicia Machado’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Alicia Machado is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total of Alicia’s accumulated wealth is close to $4 million, made primarily as a model, but the most from her long-term presence on the TV screen in some of her more prominent roles in South American telenovelas. As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
Cada decisión me lleva a la cercanía de mi destino, cada momento de tu vida te permite encontrar esa misión personal por la que estamos y seguimos aquí. La madurez no llega sin experiencias superadas y la felicidad es la ilusión de quien no ha aprendido aún a vivir en el ahora! pic.twitter.com/Y1RAHZHycO
— ALICIA MACHADO (@machadooficial) May 7, 2018
Concerning the physical attributes of the world-famous actress and model, her vital statistics are 36-26-36, while her height is 5ft 7ins (1.70m), and her current weight is 150lbs (68kg). Her body shape is generally described as curvy, while her hair color is a mix of light brown and red and her eyes are dark brown. Lastly, her bra size is known to be 34D, her dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 8.5.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Alicia herself seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as her presence is quite ubiquitous on most of the popular social media networks. Her Facebook page has over 1.2 million followers, her Twitter account almost 850,000, and her Instagram account over 650,000 fans.