Billed as "the first transversal fashion magazine," American magazine Candy has made eyebrows raise when it placed transgender model Connie Fleming posed as Michelle Obama, U.S. First Dame, on their cover.
The shoot styles Fleming as a striking lookalike of the the first lady — in typical first lady wear — with the headline "The Candydate."
In one image, Fleming sports pearls and rests her hand on a Bible; in another, she clutches a flag and sports some jewelry.
The publisher, Luis Venegas says:
"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?’"
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