Transgender model poses as Michelle Obama
Transgender model poses as Michelle Obama on the cover of Candy Magazine.
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The fifth edition of the world’s first transversal style magazine, Candy, has just hit newsstands, and publisher Luis Venegas chose Michelle Obama as inspiration for his cover. Transgender model Connie Fleming stars as a Michelle Obama lookalike on the cover.
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The shot features Fleming dressed in first lady fashion with the headline "The Candydate,” bearing a striking resemblance to the first lady.
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"I especially love the cover story, which for the first time isn't a super-popular star, but a fabulous, beautiful black transwoman channeling a politician who looks pretty much like Michelle Obama,” Venegas told Dazed Digital. “I remember back in early 2007 when the Democratic Party’s nominees were narrowed down between two "controversial" stereotypes never before seen for presidency: a black man, Barack Obama; and a woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton. At that time, I thought, 'when will the time come when these archaic walls break down and the White House will be occupied by, for example, a black, transsexual woman?’”
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