Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado is not alone.
Donald Trump is under fire for calling Machado “Miss Piggy” back in 1996 – and reiterating his comments about her weight on Tuesday morning – but it’s just one of many times the Republican presidential nominee has body shamed women.
In a 2005 Howard Stern interview, Trump harshly ranked women on a scale of 1 to 10 – including Halle Berry and Charlize Theron – based on their looks.
Long before Trump was seeking the White House, he famously said in the interview, “I view a person who’s flat-chested as very hard to be a 10.” Stern then gave him woman after woman to rank by number.
With Halle Berry, Trump breaks her down into individual body parts.
“I’ll tell you what. I think she’s got from the mid section to the shoulders – she’s a 10,” Trump said. “The face is a solid 8. And the legs are maybe a little bit less than that.”
“No. Not – by the way, not even close,” Trump responds. “I would say a solid 7.”
He also had harsh words for Carmen Electra, after Stern asked if she was “still a 10.”
“I never thought she was a 10,” Trump said. “In her heyday I never thought she was a 10. I think Carmen is someone who has unbelievable photogenic abilities. She really looks unbelievable in a picture. Then when you see her.”
“First of all, she’s unbelievably short, and I’m a little bit surprised. I think the boob job is terrible. They look like 2 light bulbs coming out of a body. I would say she’s an 8.”
Stern played the segment again in a Dec. 7, 2005 interview with Trump where they discussed his rankings.
“You’re friends with all of the big Hollywood people. I turned to you and I said, ‘I want you to evaluate women.’ And you did it,” Stern said.
“Sadly, who know these people, who don’t speak to me anymore, but that’s okay. I don’t care,” Trump said. “There are billions and billions of people so if you lose a couple of friends it doesn’t really mean [anything].”
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Trump contends that non-celebrity women are more attractive.
“The only thing about women, the best looking women aren’t famous women,” he said. “The best looking women are women that you see. You see at parties. Models that haven’t really necessarily made it. Although you have some great looking models that have made it.”
Stern and Quivers suggest that Trump starts a “Donald Trump evaluation show” to give weekly ratings, or one on “The Best Looking Women in the World.”
“You know that would be a very good show for Sirius I think,” Trump responds. “You do that for hours and hours. It would get tremendous ratings.”