Alicia Machado is a renowned Venezuelan-American actress, model, singer, and TV host. She is also a famous beauty queen who won the title of Miss Venezuela in 1995 followed by Miss Universe in 1996. Born in Maracay, Venezuela, she has acted in several films and television series. She is the fourth woman from her country to win the international beauty titles. Currently, Alicia lives in Mexico City.
Early Life of Alicia Machado
Alicia Machado was born on the 6th of December in 1976 in Maracay, Venezuela. She was born to a Cuban father and a Spanish mother. Her father, Martha Fajardo is a renowned landscape architect and urbanist. Her mother is Arturo Machado. Her brother Arturo Machado is a shareholder at Sol Schwartz & Associates. She was raised in Venezuela.
Academic Details of Alicia Machado
Alicia Machado attended a local school and college. The details about her school and college are not available. She attended college for a year and left it mid-way to pursue her acting and modelling career. Alicia started dancing when she was 4 and started acting at the age of 12 in school plays and concerts.
Personal details of Alicia Machado
Real Name: Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo
Celebrity Name: Alicia Machado
Nick Name: Alicia
Place of Birth: Maracay, Venezuela
Current City: Mexico City
Birthday: 6th December 1976
Profession: Actor, TV Host, Singer and Model
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brown
Net Worth: $4 Million
Family details of Alicia Machado
Mother’s Name: Arturo Machado
Father’s Name: Martha Fajardo
Number of Siblings: 1. Brother, Arturo Machado
Children: Dinorah Valentina Hernandez
Spouse Name: Rafael Hernandez Linares (Not married)
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Body measurements of Alicia Machado
Body Physique: Voluptuous
Height in Feet: 5 feet 7 inches
Height in Meters: 1.7 m
Weight in Kg: 68 kg
Weight in Pound: 150 lbs
Body Measurements: 36-26-36
Bra Size: 36D
Waist Size: 26 inches / 74 cm
Hip Size: 36 inches/91.5 cm
Shoe Size (US): 8.5
Dress Size (US): 6
Personal Details of Alicia Machado
Alicia Machado has been in quite a few relationships. In 2006, she dated Jose Manuel Figueroa. They broke up after a tear and she was engaged to Rafael Hernandez Linares in 2007. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Dinorah Valentina Hernandez in 2008. The couple parted ways in 2011, and she dated both Jorge Aravena and Arturo Carmona in 2012 for short terms. She also dated a basketball player Bobby Abreu for a short span. Currently, she is in a relationship with Alberto Quintero since November 2013.
Net Worth of Alicia Machado
The net worth of Alicia Machado as per the latest data is $4 Million. This is as per the latest data, retrieved from authentic internet sources like IMDb, Forbes and Wikipedia.
Early Career Days of Alicia Machado
Alicia Machado was an active participant in school plays and concerts. But she started her career with modelling. In 1995, Alician won the Miss Maracay Title and Miss Venezuela Title, representing the state of Yaracuy. Alicia even won the prestigious Miss Universe Pageant in 1996. During her grooming session, she refused to go for plastic surgery yet followed a strict diet regime. When she won the titles, she was 116 pounds and highly bulimic and anorexic.
Eventually, she again gained weight and was critically discussed by other pageant members and the media. His mentors there guided her to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Michado approached Trump, seeking help and suggestions for her. Donald Trump appointed 80 cameramen to document Alixia going to gyms and to capture her overall healthy transformation. This media attention built a heavy focus on the actress-cum-model, who considered this act by Trump in serious cheap taste. With this incident, Alicia gained confidence and a self-motivational spirit.
Television Career of Alicia Machado
Alicia Machado started her acting career with television. In 1997, she debuted with The Nanny. She played the self-role and got immense appreciation. In 1998, she acted in the serial called Samantha and played the lead role of Samantha del Llano. She also played the lead role of Marian Ordiales in Infierno en el Paraiso in 1999. The next year, her role as Mari in Estamos Unidos is still talked about.
Alicia has acted in other popular television series like Mambo y Canela, La Granja, El Pantera, Nuestra Belleza Latina, Amor sin Maquillaje, Los Simuladores, Hasta que el dinero nos separe, Atreveta a Sonar, and Una familia con suerte. She acted as Claudia Ordaz in Lo imperdonable and as Nora in Esta historia me suena are critically acclaimed.
Films and Theatre by Alicia Machado
Alicia Machado debuted in movies with Cansada de besar sapos in 2006, where she played the role of Cassandra. In 2007, she acted in Dios o demonio and acted as Giselle. Both roles are admired for her natural acting skills. In 2009, she acted in a stage play called Un amante a la medida, Los Alacranes and Hairspray, El Musical.
Awards and Recognitions of Alicia Machado
Alicia has won and has been nominated for quite a few awards and recognitions. In Premios People en Español, in 2012, she was nominated as the Best Supporting Actress for the television movie, Una Familia con Suerte. In the same year, she was again nominated in the TVyNovelas Awards in the genre of Best Co-Star Actress for the same movie.
In 1999, she won the Premios ACE award for Best Revelation of the Year for the telemovie, Samantha. She also won the Paseo de las Luminarias for recognition of her artistic career in Mexico. Moreover, in 1998, she won the Best Actress Title for Samantha in the Midia awards.
Alicia faced a lot of legal and criminal accusations including an attempt to murder her then-boyfriend. In 2013, Alicia was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy surgery. In 2016, she finally became a citizen of the US. In June 2019, she spoke about her girlfriends and declared her bisexual. Alicia Machado currently lives in Mexico City.