Donald Trump Body-Shamed More Than One Miss Universe Contestant
On Monday during the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton brought up Alicia Machado. Machado is a former Miss Universe and suffered fat-shaming and racially motivated remarks from Republican nominee Donald Trump.
These remarks included Trump calling Machado, who was Miss Venezuela before she was crowned Miss Universe in 1996, “Miss Piggy” as well as “Miss Housekeeping” because she was Latina.
Trump would often criticized her for gaining weight, even going so far as to invite reporters to watch her workout without telling her. His bullying was so bad that the young woman suffered from eating disorders.
Trump even buckled down on the claims by saying recently,
She was the winner, and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem.
And now, another pageant contestant is speaking out about the way Donald Trump treated them.
Former Miss Australia, Jodie Seal, was also a contestant in the 1996 pageant with Machado. While Machado was crowned Miss Universe, Seal took the prize for Miss Congeniality.
She revealed to Inside Edition that Trump referred to a lot of the girls with “some pretty horrible names.”
She said of the orange presidential hopeful,
He said to me, ‘Suck your stomach in. Suck your gut in.' He always wanted us to be sexy. He'd walk by while we were eating … he put a lot of the girls down.
Seal found Trump to be incredibly controlling, and based on this story of course he is. He is literally trying to control women's bodies with his remarks. He has a continued history of treating women as objects — there to be quiet and be pretty.
Seal also said of Trump, during her time at the pageant,
He would make us exercise every day.
She spoke of Machado, adding,
She weighed less than I did, during the pageant, after the pageant. There's no way she was big.
I really feel for her. She was meant to be the most beautiful woman in the world – Miss Universe — and she was treated with no respect.
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