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Transgendered model portrays Michelle Obama

Posted at 8:37 PM, Dec 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-18 20:49:32-05

A transgender woman named Connie Fleming posed as Michelle Obama with her hand on a bible for Candy Magazine.  In an interview with Dazed Digital the magazine’s publisher Luis Venegas summed up the inspiration for the cover by saying:

“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.” Venegas added, “At the 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?”

The limited edition magazine — only 1500 are for sale — is available online for 95 euros, or about $125.