Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Transgender Model Connie Fleming is Michelle Obama in Candy Magazine

In the latest Candy magazine, publisher Luis Venegas showcase transgender model Connie Fleming as a Michelle Obama on the cover.

This photo was taken by Danielle Levitt and styled by Brad Goreski. Luis had a particular idea in mind when he revealed this cover:
"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?'
It's cute. I like the cover.

1 comment:

R.J. said...

I like it as well.