She’s Tyler Moore, she’s Mary. Transgender model Connie Fleming serves Michelle Obama realness for her appearance in the fifth issue of the world’s first transversal style magazine, Candy.
The publisher of the magazine, Luis Venegas, said he placed Fleming on the front cover because he was inspired by the idea that an African American, transsexual woman could one day be president of the Unites 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. 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.”