Alicia Machado was born in Venezuela on December 6, 1977. Her full Names is Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo.
Her father, Arturo Machado, is originally from Spain. He is the owner of a toy store. Her mothers' name is Martha Fajado, she is from Cuba and owns a "Subway" franchise restaurant. Her parents are divorced. Alicia describes them as getting along well. They have respect for each other. She has 2 brothers and is the middle child.
In 1995 particpated in and won the Miss Venezuela pageant. At the age of 18, She went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Alicia was very suprise when she won the Miss Universe Title which led her to a very extradordinary year as Miss Universe.
The following year after returning her Miss Universe crown she continued the pursue of her dreams to make it into show business.
Alicia Machado has continued her great success by starting in other TeleNovelas and movies. She has currently released her second album in November 2007.