Transgender Model Channels Michelle Obama On Magazine Cover

Connie Fleming appears as the First Lady in the fifth issue of the world’s first transversal style magazine, Candy.

The publisher of the magazine, Luis Venegas, explains how the shot came together:

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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