Stefanía Fernández, Miss Universe 2009, is bound, gagged, and bloodied for a campaign aimed at drawing the world's attention to alleged human rights abuses taking place in her country, Venezuela. All photos by Daniel Bracci.
Sometimes revenge is a dish best served cold.
It’s been since 20 years since Alicia Machada was crowned Miss Universe, and the host of the pageant, Donald Trump, called her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.” Friday, Machada became a U.S. citizen, and the one thing on her mind (and her Instagram account) was the ability to vote against the man who she says belittled her for her weight gain and made fun of her accent.
In a May interview with Inside Edition, Alicia Machado held nothing back when talking about Donald Trump.
She blamed the billionaire for years of suffering from an eating disorder.
The Venezuelan beauty was only 19 years old when she was crowned Miss Universe in 1996, the very year Trump purchased the international beauty pageant.
In her long-standing war with the GOP presidential candidate, she has called him “a detestable man” in La Prensa, and said that her time “in the competition was hell.”
She told Inside Edition: "Today is a very important day for me; I am now a U.S. citizen. I am so proud and so inspired to be a U.S. citizen."
She is advising Latinos to get out and register to vote.
"This is a very important election," she told Inside Edition.
Machado said she became an American citizen "for my daughter, my country, and to [exercise] my right to vote. The United States is in a very important moment and we need to take the power to go and vote."
The 39-year-old has been vocal in her support for Hillary Clinton. She even added her face to an endorsement meme for Clinton.