"Sorry all! I was gone for a bit and had to disconnect to connect in Thailand and Cambodia!" Alves wrote next to the precious pic on Tuesday. "First day back and look what I just went thru. It is with great pride and honor that I am happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country... #newuscitizen."
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In 2013, Alves revealed on The View that when she came to America at the age of 19, she spoke very little English and worked as a maid.
"My father always told me, 'Before you become a queen you have to learn how to take care of your own things.’ So I knew how to do all of it, but I had never really done it on a daily basis," she said. "So I was cleaning houses and I started working restaurants."