Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo, commonly known as Alicia Machado, is an actress, singer and was the fourth woman from Venezuela to win the Miss Universe crown. Machado was born in Maracay in the state of Aragua. She is the daughter of a spanish father and Cuban mother.

Machado won the 1995 Miss Venezuela pageant entering Yaracuy and then the Miss Universe 1996 crown in Las Vegas. The runner-up, Jacqueline Aguilera, also won the Miss World 1995 crown, marking the second time that two Venezuelans from the same pageant won two world titles. Machado's reign came as Donald Trump took ownership of the Miss Universe pageant.

Birth name Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo
Birthdate December 6, 1976 (1976-12-06) (age 32)
Birth location Maracay, Venezuela
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Title(s) Miss Yaracuy 1995
Miss Venezuela 1995
Miss Universe 1996


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