Machado took to Twitter after the debate to thank Clinton for the shout-out, saying, "I'm with you."
Machado was crowned Miss Universe at age 19 in 1996, the year Trump took over as co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization. The '96 contest was co-hosted by Trump's then-wife, Marla Maples.
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After she was crowned, Miss Venezuela said, she gained 42 pounds and claimed Trump referred to her as "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping," the latter referencing her accent.
Trump called her an "eating machine" on the Howard Stern show, according to a New York Times report, and invited 100 media outlets to watch her work out in a gym. The footage can be seen in an Inside Edition special that Clinton shared to her followers after Monday's debate.
In the interview, the model said she felt bullied, "very depressed" and that the experience led to years of eating disorders and psychotherapy.
Machado took to Instagram in May to announce that she had become a U.S. citizen and would be voting for Clinton.
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During the debate, she also took to Twitter to post a photo with her passport.
The annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants ended their relationship with Trump in June, at the same time his tenure with Celebrity Apprentice came to a close. NBC made an announcement days after Trump first announced his plans to build a wall, citing his "insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants." At the time, Trump said it was his decision to step down, saying, "I have to do that because my view on immigration is much different than the people at NBC."
Clinton and Trump went head-to-head in their first debate of the general election Monday night at Hofstra University in New York. Watch the replay here.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.