The Miss Universe winner of 1997 won her crown and went from 118 to 160 pounds before her year was up. My feeling is Mr. Trump deserved to have a Miss Universe winner stay in the shape she was in when selected, having won fame and fortune provided by the pageant.
ALICIA MACHADO, in my opinion, is being used by the leftwing media in their zeal to find any slightest thing to run Trump down. Someone’s probably paying for her to bring this story to life nearly twenty years later (who cares?). Here’s the comment from Trump: “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 leftwing writer of the linked article calls the statement “unbelievable.” I find it right on the money.
The apparent inference is he was embarrassing her and shaming her when she was heavy, hard to believe when you see the video of her cozying up to his shoulder and smiling hugely every time they’re shot together. She posed for Playboy, I’m thinking she might want to be ashamed of that?
I believe Trump’s 100% right. Absolutely. She made a commitment, she won on her LOOKS, and you don’t jeopardize those looks and embarrass a pageant organization by gaining that much weight while you’re still wearing their crown. You might say “beauty contests are so cheap and old fashion, mostly based on looks!” but if she felt like that, she shouldn’t have competed in a BEAUTY CONTEST.
That’s my take. What’s yours?