Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Alicia Machado

Miss Universe 1996

Birth name                Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo
Other names             Alicia Machado
Birth date                  December 6, 1976
Birth place                 Maracay, Venezuela
Height                       1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hair color                  Brown
Eye color                   Brown
Title(s)                      Miss Venezuela 1995
                                 Miss Universe 1996

Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo  is an actress, singer and former Miss Universe. She was the fourth woman from Venezuela to capture the Miss Universe crown.

Machado won the 1995 Miss Venezuela pageant entering Yaracuy and then the Miss Universe 1996 crown in Las Vegas. The runner-up, Jacqueline Aguilera, also won the Miss World 1995 crown, marking the second time that two Venezuelans from the same pageant won two world titles. Machado's reign came as Donald Trump took ownership of the Miss Universe pageant.

Machado appeared in (and on the cover of) the February 2006 issue of Playboy magazine's Mexican edition, thus becoming the only Miss Universe to pose nude for Playboy.

On January 22, 2010, Machado revealed her fingerprints on Paseo de las Luminarias, in Mexico City, in recognition of her artistic career in Mexico.

On November 24, 2010, BBC Mundo confirmed that Alicia Machado had to close her Twitter account after writing a tweet that called for "peace between the Chinas", referring to North and South Korea. Her gaffe unleashed a rush of insulting posts, prompting her to go offline. "I now have a lot of psychopaths on the account and it's best I start another one, kisses," she signed off, according to Venezuelan media.

Soap operas
2011: una familia con suerte (A Family with Luck)
2009: Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe (Until Money do us part)
2009: Atrevete a Soñar (Dare to dream)
2007: Amor sin maquillaje (Love without Makeup)
2002: Mambo y Canela (Mambo& Cinamon)
2001: Secreto de Amor (Secret Love)
1999: Infierno en el paraíso (Hell in Paradise)
1998: Samantha

TV series
2009: Los simuladores (The Pretenders)
2007: El Pantera (The Panther)
2000: Estamos Unidos
1997: The Nanny

2007: I love Miami
2006: Cansada de besar sapos (Tired of kissing toads)

2010: Hairspray
2009: Un amante a la medida
(Source Wikipedia)


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