Transgender model poses as Michelle Obama lookalike in new mag
Michelle Obama has become the inspiration for Candy magazine - a publication devoted to covering "transversal style" - as transgender model Connie Fleming stars as the First Lady lookalike on the cover.
Photographed by Danielle Levitt and styled by none other than Brad Goreski, the shoot styles Fleming as a striking lookalike of Obama -- in typical first lady wear -- with the headline "The Candydate," the Huffington Post reported
In one image, Fleming sports pearls and rests her hand on a Bible; in another, she clutches a flag and sports some very FLOTUS-y statement jewelry.
Publisher Luis Venegas told Dazed Digital that he was inspired by the idea that a "black, transsexual woman" could someday be president of the United States.
"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," he said.
"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?'" he said.