Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado got thrust into the spotlight during the 2016 presidential election when Hillary Clinton brought up Donald Trump's body-shaming of the beauty queen, and how he'd called her "Miss Piggy." Machado joins Cheddar to talk about how that experience with Trump changed her.
Alyssa Julya Smith sits down with Alicia to talk about how that experience changed her, and what she is doing now to make a positive impact on the world. As a successful businesswoman, Alicia runs her own beauty and fashion product line, where she predominately employs women. The products are currently available in both the US and Mexico.
She also started her non-profit, "Mamis Solas," which is a foundation for single mothers. It helps them get an education, find work, and afford daycare for their children.