During 2004–2005, she pursued a career as a TV commercial model with particular success in promoting a dieting product.
On February 19, 2006, Alicia debuted on a Mexican Reality Show named Cantando Por Un Sueño (Singing For A Dream) a program in the line of the previous Bailando Por Un Sueño (Dancing For A Dream) where the winner has the chance for a dream to be true, it is very similar to Dancing with the Stars.
A videotape of Alicia having sex with another man was filmed in 'La granja' (The farm) which is a spanish program similiar to 'Big Brother'.
Alicia broke up with the MLB star, Bobby Abreu after she was involved in a videotape of her having sex with another man.
Alicia Machado gained 40 pounds after she won the Miss Universe crown.
After she won the Miss Universe crown she was asked what she would do now that she is Miss Universe, she replied comer, comer, comer (eat, eat, eat).
Alicia Machado was the fourth Venezuelan woman to win the Miss Universe crown.
She is 5 feet, 11 inches tall.
Alicia Machado: Women are a little more assertive in terms of our ability to express our feelings when we fall in love.
Alicia Machado: If you don't have talent or preparation for whatever you want to do, you will not be successful in anything.
Alicia Machado: I think being beautiful is only one aspect of your life.
Alicia Machado: I know that people will remember me as Miss Universe because it was my first great achievement, but I still have my whole career ahead of me.
Alicia Machado: Every day I am trying to improve my life.
Alicia Machado: In terms of attractiveness, speaking in terms of physical aspects only I think that Argentinean, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish men are among the most attractive men.
Alicia Machado: From my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
Alicia Machado: Beauty is only temporary, but your mind lasts you a lifetime.