Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado steps into the limelight, sans clothes in her 'Proud To Be Me and Fur-Free PETA Latino campaign. "I'd rather go naked than wear fur," says the 40-year-old Venezuelan model and former Miss Universe.
“I find wearing fur a little embarrassing. Animals are our friends. They're our companions. When an animal is bred to be killed, to make clothing, it is monstrous,” Machado said in Spanish.
“I think that human beings are at a time in the world during which it is no longer necessary. We have enough killing without also breeding animals just to kill them.”
“It is something that is terribly cruel and I think it is the biggest example of the frivolity and superficiality that human beings are capable of.”
Machado rocketed into the spotlight during the 2016 presidential campaign season after it was revealed that Republican candidate Donald Trump called her 'Miss Piggy' and 'Miss Housekeeping' during her reign.