Republican candidate Donald Trump has attacked former beauty pageant winner Alicia Machado who criticized him for alleged sexist and misogynistic remarks as “disgusting”.
In a stream of tweets, Donald Trump urged Americans to examine Alicia Machado’s personal history and her “tape”.
Donald Trump implied rival candidate Hillary Clinton had secured US citizenship for Venezuelan-born Alicia Machado.
In response, Hillary Clinton tweeted: “This is unhinged, even for Trump.”
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Alicia Machado says she was called “Miss Piggy” by Donald Trump when he owned the Miss Universe beauty pageant, after she put on weight after winning the title in 1996.
She also says Donald Trump called her “Miss Housekeeping” because of her Latina heritage.
Alicia Machado’s case was raised by Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate earlier this week as an example of Donald Trump’s attitude to women.
In his early-morning Twitter outburst, Donald Trump said Alicia Machado had a “terrible” past that a “duped” Hillary Clinton had overlooked before holding her up “as an ‘angel'”.
The Republican added: “Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out s** tape and past) Alicia M become a US citizen so she could use her in the debate?”
In her Twitter response, Hillary Clinton asked: “What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?”
She added: “When something gets under Donald’s thin skin, he lashes out and can’t let go. This is dangerous for a president.”
According to the Associated Press, Donald Trump’s “s** tape” taunt appears to refer to footage from a Spanish reality show in 2005 in which Alicia Machado appeared on camera in bed with a male contestant. The grainy images were posted this week to a newspaper’s website.
In a statement on Instagram, Alicia Machado said: “The Republican candidate and his team are again generating attacks, insults and trying to resurrect false allegations on my life. Their purpose is to intimidate me, humiliate me and tip me off balance. The attacks are slanders and lies full of bad intentions, with no basis.
“With his hate campaign, the Republican candidate insists in discrediting and demoralizing a woman – one of his worse characteristics.”
Isabella Barrett of Toddlers & Tiaras fame is a millionaire at only 6-year-old, thanks to her impressive beauty pageant record, TV appearances, and her own jewellery and make-up line.
Isabella Barrett has developed the lifestyle to go with her riches, telling the Daily Mirror all about her expensive taste in food, clothes and shoes.
“What’s not to like about being a millionaire?” she told the paper.
“I’m a superstar, I have my own jewellery line and I just love being the boss. I never lose at anything and almost every pageant I enter, I win. But what I love more than anything is shoes. I have over 60 pairs.”
Isabella Barrett’s mom Susanna, 39, co-owns the jewellery business with her daughter and entered the girl in her first pageant.
Isabella Barrett of Toddlers & Tiaras fame is a millionaire at only 6-year-old, thanks to her impressive beauty pageant record, TV appearances, and her own jewellery and make-up line
Susanna Barrett told the Mirror she doesn’t want her daughter to “grow up spoilt”.
She said: “You see what happens to these child stars like Britney Spears and I certainly do not want that happening to my daughter. But she does like nice things, so we do treat her.”
Isabella Barrett relishes room service at extravagant hotels.
“We travel so much to enter pageants, she really has developed a taste for five-star hotels and loves being waited on,” said Susanna Barrett.
“She can go a little crazy though and once ordered $2,200 worth of food. It’s never cheeseburgers and fries, always the most expensive like filet mignon and lobster.
“I know it seems pompous, but to us it’s just funny and part of her personality,” she explained.
Isabella Barrett has made most of her money from the Glitzy Girl collection, which features lip glosses, charm bracelets and velour hoodies. The idea for Glitzy Girl came about during her pageant days.
Every time Isabella Barrett won a beauty contest, she and her mother would get the title printed on a charm bracelet, “so she could brag about her accomplishments”, explained her mother in an interview withIn Touch.
Since fans loved the look of her charms, Isabella Barrett and her mother took advantage of her popularity and launched the line.
Most the money they make from the line is spent on clothes and shoes.
“I’ll admit when it comes to Bella’s wardrobe, there is no expense spared,” said Susanna Barrett.
“That means a voice coach, make-up artist, regular spray tans, hair extensions, acrylic nails and even made-to-measure fake teeth which cost us $500.”
Susanna Barrett added: “Each performance needs to be like a Broadway show and every single outfit is custom-made, costing up to $10,000.
“We must have spent around $50,000 entering pageants in the last two years alone, but look where she is now. It’s been more than worth it.”
Isabella Barrett’s mother insisted to the Mirror: “I am not a pushy parent, I just help Isabella achieve her dreams. If she told me tomorrow she didn’t want to do it any of it any more, then that would be fine.”
Honey Boo Boo has yet again made it into the Presidential election campaign – this time with Vice President Joe Biden admitting to “catching snippets” of the TLC show on Air Force Two.
Quizzed about his pop culture habits, gaffe-prone Joe Biden revealed his favorite television shows were Modern Family and Parks and Recreation in an interview with a Miami Radio station on Friday.
But Joe Biden said he was well aware of the phenomenon that is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after watching the program while travelling.
“Beyond Modern Family and Parks and Recreation, that’s about it, those are ones that I spend most of my time [watching],” Joe Biden told 93.9 MIA radio.
“I haven’t spent most of my time with pop culture that, like, my granddaughter talks about. Like Honey Boo Boo is not top on my list, but I am aware just, you know by catching snippets on Air Force Two, [that it is] quite a phenomenon. But, but I do try.”
Joe Biden admits watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on Air Force Two
Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo found fame as an unlikely beauty pageant favourite in the TV show Toddlers and Tiaras before landing her own reality TV show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner apparently hates reality TV behemoth Honey Boo Boo and her mother June Shannon.
Kris Jenner, 56, is said to be concerned that the Thompsons are drawing attention away from the K-Dash juggernaut.
But surprisingly, Kris Jenner is also said to have concerns that June Shannon is exploiting her 7-year-old to make money.
Kris Jenner apparently hates reality TV behemoth Honey Boo Boo and her mother June Shannon
“To say Kris is not a fan of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an understatement,” a source told Radar Online.
“She thinks the Thompsons are classless, unlike her family and can’t understand why America is so fascinated by them.
“The show has become bigger than Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and Kris is starting to feel threatened by its success.
“Kris especially has a strong dislike for June, claiming the beauty pageant world is vile and that June is a bad mom for <<exploiting>> Alana in that way.
“Kris thinks it’s all a ploy to make money, and says she sees through it and thinks it is absolutely disgusting.
“Although it’s like pot calling the kettle black – you could say that Kris does exactly the same with her family,” the source added.
Toddlers & Tiaras contestant Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has become a soaraway hit thanks to her eponymous show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
TLC first introduced viewers to Toddlers and Tiaras star Alana Thompson in January, where her amusing personality and self-confidence became a fixture in pop culture.
The network offered the family a spin-off series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, an inside look into little Alana Thompson’s world.
Since premiering on August 8, the show has attracted millions of viewers and its August 29 installment attracted nearly 3 million viewers, eclipsing every network’s coverage of the Republican National Convention and Paul Ryan’s speech.
Each episode follows Honey Boo Boo and her unapologetically outrageous family.
Miss China Yu Wenxia was crowned as Miss World 2012 at the Dongsheng stadium in China on Saturday.
According to the Straitstimes, last year’s winner Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela crowned Yu Wenxia.
MissWorld.com reports that Yu Wenxia, 23, beat out 116 contestants from around the world. Yu Wenxia is the second woman from China to be crowned Miss World since 2007 when Zhang Zilin won the crown.
Miss China Yu Wenxia was crowned as Miss World 2012 at the Dongsheng stadium
After winning the award, Yu Wenxia said that she hoped to use the crown to make children around the world feel lucky.
She said: “When I was young I felt very lucky because so many people helped me and I hope in the future, I can help more children to feel lucky.”
Sophie Elizabeth Moulds of Wales was the runner up at the beauty pageant, and Jessica Michelle Kahawaty of Australia came in third.
According to her bio on MissWorld.com, Yu Wenxia is a music student who wants to become a teacher.
The website writes: “Wenxia studied music, and would like to become a music teacher. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, travelling, singing, dancing and playing the piano. She describes herself as someone who follows her dreams with a smile, and says her favorite food is dumplings.”