Alicia Machado was born in Venezuela on December 6, 1977. Her full Names is Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo.
Her father, Arturo Machado, is originally from Spain. He is the owner of a toy store. Her mothers’ name is Martha Fajado, she is from Cuba and owns a “Subway” franchise restaurant. Her parents are divorced. Alicia describes them as getting along well. They have respect for each other. She has 2 brothers and is the middle child.
She graduated from High School at the age of 15 and went on to college. She studied Business Administration, then switched to Law. Within 15 months into her studies she decided to quit School in order to pursue her dreams of being in the Entertaining business. She signed up with an agency and did commercial and modeling.
In 1995 particpated in and won the Miss Venezuela pageant. At the age of 18, She went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. The beauty queen was very suprise when she won the Miss Universe Title which led her to a very extradordinary year as Miss Universe.
Our Miss Universe accepted a leading role in a Telenovela called Samantha (1998). She quickly polished her acting skills and took some lessons with several different acting coaches in Venezuela, Mexico and the United States. All her hard work was acknowledge when she won the Midia Award in Spain and the Ace award in New York City, as the new Actress of the year. She went on to star in two other Telenovelas. “Infierno en el Paraiso” (1999) filmed in Mexico and “Mambo Y Canela” (2002) filmed in Venezuela.