Former Miss Universe Speaks Out Against Donald Trump

Alicia Machado became a topic in the first presidential debate because Trump publicly criticized her weight after she became Miss Universe.
3:06 | 09/28/16

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We'll begin with that beauty queen at the center of the debate. Former miss universe speaking out after trump doubles down on criticism of her weight and, Amy, you have more. Alicia machado became miss universe the same year Donald Trump took over that pageant. She claims he called her miss eating machine after she gained 40 pounds, she says she is sharing her experience now because she is concerned about the future of her adopted country. She was once named the most beautiful woman in the world. Miss Venezuela, you are the new miss universe. Reporter: Now 20 years later former miss universe Alicia machado is back in the spotlight. This time finding herself in the middle this year's presidential election. He called this woman miss piggy then he called her miss housekeeping because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name. Where did you find this? Alicia machado. Reporter: Trump spoke out about her claims on Fox News. She was the worst we ever had. The worst. The absolute worst and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude and we had a real problem with her. Maybe he will be saying bad things about me, but it's okay. I'm strong. Reporter: Representing Venezuela, machado won the crown in 1996, the same year trump took over the package. When she started gaining weight she says trump publicly shamed her. She weighed 118 pounds or 117 pounds and she went up to 160 or 70. So this is somebody that likes to eat. He told me like miss piggy, miss housekeeping, miss eating MACHI machine. All of that kind names. Reporter: "Inside edition" gained this video of trump watching her work out. Slowly go down towards your toes. He used me then, you know, make publicity or trying to do a new show, you know, with me in that moment. Reporter: Trump also telling Howard Stern about machado's eating habits. She was like an eating machine. She ate a lot of everything. I had a lot of problems like eating disorders, anorexic, bulimic, that kind of problems. Reporter: Alicia says she's been living in the United States with the last 20 years with her daughter and as a Latina it is her responsibility to speak up with her experience with trump and this may come as no surprise but she says she is definitely voting for Hillary Clinton this November. That's not a shock and trump seemed so surprised when this came up at the debate. Yet he wrote about it in his book. Wrote about it in his book and we have lots of video documentation of the things he said about her in the days that followed. Not what you want to be discussing after the presidential debate for him, yes.

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