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Ex-Miss Venezuela, Who Claims Trump Called Her 'Miss Piggy,' Becomes U.S. Citizen in Time to Vote


This former Miss Universe says she’s becoming a U.S. citizen just in time to cast her vote — against Donald Trump.

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Alicia Machado, the Venezuelan-born beauty contestant, says Trump accused her of gaining 40 pounds after being crowned Miss Universe in 1996 when she was 19 years old.

She claims Trump made her work out to drop the extra pounds, and called her "Miss Piggy" in private.

On Friday, she became a U.S. citizen in Miami and proudly held an American flag as she was sworn in.

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 urging her fellow Latin Americans to get out and register to vote. 

"This is a very important election," she said. 

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." 

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The 39-year-old is throwing her support behind Hillary Clinton.


She even appeared in a campaign endorsement photo for Clinton, which the former beauty queen posted to Instagram.

In May, she told Inside Edition that Trump "is not a good person.” She claimed he bullied her “all the time.”

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