Hillary Clinton may regret recruiting former beauty queen Alicia Machado for her presidential campaign after news broke that she is linked to a very brutal attempted murder. Clinton used the beauty queen’s support as an attack on Trump during the first presidential debate.
The beauty queen is now appearing in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign commercial ads and has been out in the public eye campaigning for Hillary’s presidency.
The one-time Miss Venezuela has a secret bloody past according to Radar Online.
Hillary Clinton probably should have done some more digging into the beauty queen’s past before inviting her to campaign with her.
Venezuelan police have confirmed that Alicia Machado was involved in a brutal murder attempt in November of 1997. The beauty queen allegedly acted as her lover’s accomplice to the crime.
Alicia Machado’s boyfriend, Juan Rodriguez Reggeti, had a sister who committed suicide. Reggeti reportedly blamed his sister’s husband and his brother-in-law, Francisco Sbert Moukso, for her death.
Reggeti believed that Moukso was responsible for driving his sister to her death and brooded over how to get his revenge.
Reggeti’s brother-in-law was shot twice at his sister’s funeral outside the El Cafetal church in Caracas. The gunman made a high-speed escape in a vehicle which Alicia Machado was accused of driving.
The victim suffered serious brain damage because the bullets punctured his skull.
Reggeti was accused of being the gunman. The victim’s lawyer placed Alicia Machado in the car as the getaway driver.
“Our accusations against Alicia Machado are based on coinciding testimony from witnesses, who place her in the vehicle in which Juan Rodriguez fled the scene.”
The former beauty queen apparently denied any involvement in the crime, claiming that people were using her name to create publicity.
“There has been a gross exaggeration. The situation has caused me great sadness.”
Machado’s lawyer claimed that Alicia had been taping her first episode on a Venezuela soap opera until late in the evening the night that the victim was shot.
“Alicia Machado never was present at the scene of the crime, neither before nor after it occurred.
It was simply a fight between members of two families and nothing more.”
Alicia Machado was exonerated of the crime. However, suspicions of her involvement remain.
Attempted murder claims rocked the Miss Universe organization and the surrounding community.
During this time, Alicia was also accused of gaining a massive amount of weight (70 pounds) by Donald Trump, who co-owned the organization at the time. Trump demanded that she get back into shape and even called her an “eating machine.”
“Quite frankly, we’re happy to see her reign end.”
He also reportedly called her “Miss Piggy,” a point that Hillary Clinton ended the presidential debate on.
“I have gained only 6 pounds. And I only gained that much because, as Miss Universe, I’ve traveled all over the world and I’ve been eating all kinds of different foods that I’m not used to.
“I’m only human and it’s only natural to expect that my weight would change a little bit.”
The former beauty pageant contestant admitted to going on a crash diet and vomiting up her food to stay at the weight she was during the 1996 pageant, winning the title at 116 pounds.
Hillary Clinton used this information on Trump to attempt to attack him during the first presidential debate last night (Sep. 26).
“And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name.”
Following the presidential debate, Hillary has launched a new campaign ad featuring Alicia Machado. Will Senator Clinton regret this decision once the word gets around about Machado’s shady past?
Donald Trump is not apologizing for what he said about the beauty queen.
Watch this Inside Edition interview with Alicia Machado, where she describes her interactions with Trump, below.
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