Ex-Miss Universe Alicia Machado to write book about Donald Trump's 'abuses of power' and 'racism'

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Donald Trump is on a lot of Latinos' black list as of late, but former Miss Universe Alicia Machado apparently has enough material to write an entire book about the "abuses of power" and "racism" she suffered at the hands of Trump in the mid-'90s during her reign as the world's most beautiful woman.

Machado was crowned Miss Universe in 1996, the fourth woman from Venezuela to win the coveted crown, and soon after made headlines for concerns about her increasing weight. When Machado was crowned she weighed 118 pounds, and eventually the 5-foot-9 beauty queen reached 160 pounds. Pageant officials apparently found the weight unacceptable and threatened to revoke her crown if she didn't trim down.

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Months prior to the 1997 Miss Universe pageant, in which Machado was due to hand the crown over to her successor, Donald Trump -- who partly owns the Miss Universe Organization -- called in fitness expert Edward Jackowski to help Machado lose the weight through a rigorous diet and exercise program, all of which was documented by photographers and camera crews. Trump told People back in 1997, "We want her to stay as Miss Universe and she is working on her problem. When you win a beauty pageant, people don't think you're going to go from 118 to 160 in less than a year, and you really have an obligation to stay in a perfect physical state." The real estate mogul also reportedly called Machado "an eating machine" during an interview on the Howard Stern show.

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Ex-Miss Universe Alicia Machado to write book about Donald Trump's 'abuses of power' and 'racism'
Donald Trump and Alicia Machado at Miss Universe works out event, New York, January 28, 1996. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
Alicia Machado, 19, and representing Venezuela at the 1996 Miss Universe contest, practices her swimsuit pose during reherasals for the pageant at the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas 15 May. The contest is scheduled to take place 17 May, and 79 women are competing for the 1996 title. AFP PHOTO ho/Miss universe Inc. (Photo credit should read MISS UNIVERSE/ho/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Miss Universe, Venezuela's Alicia Machado, kisses Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe pageant, 28 January during her daily fitness workout at a health center in New York. The 19 year-old Machado started a new fitness program after she was criticized for gaining weight after winning the 1996 Miss Universe pageant. She claims to have lost five pounds in three days. AFP PHOTO Jon LEVY (Photo credit should read JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)
The new Miss Universe Alicia Machado of Venezuela reacts as she is crowned by the 1995 winner Chelsi Smith at the Miss Universe competition at the Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas, Friday, May 17, 1996. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)
Miss Universe, Venezuelan Alicia Machado, left, appears with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla. Saturday Feb. 15, 1997. Machado, who has been criticized because of her weight, will be working out at The Greenhouse Spa at Mar-a-Lago over the next few weeks. Donald Trump appeared with her to show his support for her. (AP Photo/Lannis Waters, The Palm Beach Post)
Former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado arrives at the Latin Grammy Awards in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Former 1996 Miss Universe, Alicia Machado of Venezuela, poses for photographers before receiving a recognition from Mexico's Playboy magazine in Mexico City, on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2006. The Playboy February 2006 issue, in which Machado appeared in the cover and in a nude photo essay, sold 260,000 copies in Mexico and Venezuela, breaking the record in sales of the Spanish language version of Playboy. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Venezuelan actress Alicia Machado arrives for People en Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" gala, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
CORAL GABLES, FL - OCTOBER 16: Actress Alicia Machado attends Las 25 Mujeres Mas Poderosas de People en Espanol luncheon at Coral Gables Country Club on October 16, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for People en Espanol)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Alicia Machado arrives at the Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina at American Airlines Arena on February 16, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado speaks during McDonald's American Challenge 'Go Active' at the McDonald Restaurant on April 20, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO: Venezuelan Alicia Machado, Miss Universe 1996, offers a press conference 07 November, 2005 in Mexico City to announce that she has signed with Playboy Mexico a contract to pose for photographs in the nude. Machado would be the first former Miss Universe to appear naked in a magazine. AFP PHOTO/Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Alicia Machado arrives at the Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina at American Airlines Arena on February 16, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)

Machado, then 20 years old, told People at the time, "Before Miss Universe I was a normal girl, but my life has had big changes. I travel to many countries, eat different foods."

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The beauty queen has since been very vocal about her experience with Trump, calling him "a detestable being" as recently as June to Mexican newspaper La Reforma.

In a formal statement issued earlier this week, Machado's reps declare that she "will share all the details, abuses of power, arrogance, and racism on Donald Trump's part that she suffered in the flesh, issues that Alicia will share for the first time and at the appropriate time so that the whole world can see who this person really is, someone who has gained even more notoriety recently for his attacks on the Mexican people."

Machado is currently starring in Televisa's new Spanish soap opera Lo Imperdonable, which, ironically, translates into "The Unforgivable." The statement mentioned that after her contractual duties with the soap are over, Machado will announce more details on the book. Until then, "she won't be saying anything else on the matter."

The current Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, is experiencing her own battle with Trump, who recently slammed her as a "hypocrite" after she spoke out about his anti-Mexican comments, calling them "unjust and hurtful."

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