Former Miss Universe: Donald Trump Nicknamed Me ‘Miss Piggy’

Alicia Machado, who won the crown in 1996, blames the billionaire business mogul for her years of eating disorders and battle with depression.


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Donald Trump has a penchant for insulting women.

Just days after The News York Times published an article detailing his alleged mistreatment and harassment of women, a former beauty queen is telling the world how the Republican presidential hopeful bullied her for gaining some weight after she won the title.

Venezuela native Alicia Machado was just 19 years old when she won Miss Universe in 1996, the same year Trump took over the contest. She went on to have a successful career in telenovelas and is even working on two projects in Hollywood, but her journey has not been an easy one — and she blames the presumptive GOP nominee for her past suffering and distress.

In an interview with "Inside Edition"’s Jim Moret, Machado revealed how the billionaire relentlessly bullied her to lose weight, even going as far as to call her cruel nicknames.

“He called me Miss Piggy,” Machado revealed. “I was very depressed in that moment.”

The former reality TV star, who has a unique penchant for racism and sexism, also called the model “Missy Housekeep” because of her Latina accent, along with “eating machine.”

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Machado’s weight became somewhat of a national topic of interest back in the day with rumors that her crown would be taken away if she gained any more.

To make sure that did not happen, Trump took the model to a gym and invited the press to watch her workout. Machado, who recently moved to California, recalled being embarrassed for having to work out in front of camera. She felt she was being publicly humiliated and fat shamed.

“She weighed 118 pounds or 117 pounds and she went to 160 or 170,” Trump said at the time. “So this is somebody that likes to eat.”

Machado’s experience with Trump apparently led to years of battling eating disorders and psychotherapy.

The single mom is also about to become an American citizen. When asked if she would consider voting for Trump, she laughed.

“For sure he is not a nice person,” Machado added. “He is a bully. He can’t be a president.”

Truer words have never been spoken.

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