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PHOTOS: Trans Model Gives Michelle Obama Realness For “Candy” Magazine

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Candy, the best (and first) transversal style magazine, features trans model Connie Fleming giving First Lady Michelle Obama a run for her money as their “Candydate” of choice.

Shot for the mag’s fifth issue by Danielle Levitt and styled by bespectacled bowtie buff Brad Goreski, Connie represents a variation for the magazine, which has previously featured celebs on the cover including Chloe Sevigny, James Franco and most recently, Tilda Fucking Swinton.

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Editor Luis Venegas explained the concept to Dazed Digital:

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. 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?’ At that moment I decided someday I would toy with this idea on one of my covers of Candy. Connie Fleming is the model and she’s done a fabulous performance.

While Connie certainly looks great, Michelle’s ‘do is a bit more on point. It’s a known fact her hair hasn’t moved since the late-90s. But then again, those are federal follicles.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Dec 18, 2012
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  • 3 Comments
    • richardb2837
      richardb2837

      this is kinda nasty, and im gay

      Dec 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AEH
      AEH

      I think she looks more like Omarosa Manigault than Michelle. Both are attractive women though!

      Dec 19, 2012 at 1:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Karen
      Karen

      Why is this nasty?

      Dec 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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