Machado did, in fact, gain weight during her reign as Miss Universe.
A Venezuelan judge accused Machado of threatening to kill him.
She avoided plastic surgery, which was common in the Venezuelan beauty pageant culture.
Not only did this start her career, it also created a huge controversy that continues today, 10 years later.
Durante l'anno da Miss Universo, Alicia Machado rischia di perdere il titolo perché giudicata troppo grassa.
This is a self-inflicted wound that Trump refuses to walk.