Michelle Obama's on the Cover of a Trans Magazine?!

By: Daniel Villarreal
12.20.2012

Trans model Connie Fleming graces the cover of the fun trans style magazine Candy working her best Michelle Obama. Girl has got the hair and sleeveless apparel down pat! But does her fierceness out-do James Franco's Candy covershoot?

Candy editor Luis Venegas explains why he chose Fleming for some First Lady fierceness:

"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."

A black trans-woman as a presidential candidate?! That would smash the glass ceiling to bits and kick down quite a few unjust walls. Somebody get this lady a campaign manager, stat!

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