Candy, the transversal style magazine has featured trans model Connie Fleming as a Michelle Obama style “Candydate” of choice.
The Spanish based magazine describes itself as a transversal style magazine. Its publisher Luis Venegas said it’s “the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.”
He explained the latest cover to Dazed and Confused:” 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.”