Transgender poses as Michelle Obama


Outrage as magazine uses transgender model to pose as Michelle Obama

Daily Mail: A striking transgender model made up to look  like Michelle Obama being sworn into office has been put on the front cover of a  U.S. magazine.
Luis Venegas, publisher of the first  transsexual style magazine Candy, said he put model Connie Fleming on the front  cover because he was inspired by the idea that a black, transsexual woman could  one day be president of the United States.
The split front cover shows New York model  Fleming being sworn into office and waving a U.S. flag accompanied by the  headline ‘The Candydate’. Fleming is dressed in typical First Lady  fashion, down to the pearl  necklace. Even the hair style is reminiscent of the  President Barack  Obama’s wife, Michelle.
Publisher 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.
‘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?’
Connie Fleming is described on website database  of New York transsexuals as ‘a living doll, a multi-talented lady with a  promising career as stylist and designer’s assistant. ‘She is also a veteran of the Paris and New  York runways (most notably for Thierry Mugler,) the Tokyo club performance  scene, and many important New York nightclub cults, from The House of Field and  Boy Bar to her work as a Mistress of Ceremonies at Jackie 60.
The Winter 2012 Connie Fleming front cover will be the magazine’s fifth issue, having already dressed James Franco, Chloe  Sevigny and Andrej Pejic in drag for previous covers.
The magazine describes itself as being ‘completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism,  transsexuality, cross  dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations. ‘CANDY is a magazine for everybody. A space  for individual freedom,  and a publication that pushes people to take on the  persona of what they always wanted to be.’
Why the outrage about the cover? Isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

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Dr. Eowyn
Dr. Eowyn
7 years ago

How can you tell the difference? [snark]

7 years ago

Actually he’s a lot prettier than Michelle.

7 years ago

Well, there is one way but I am not going there or saying anything else!

7 years ago

Well it does take balls to be in charge, so maybe he has a chance over the asshole thats there or heaven forbid, Hillary

7 years ago

So WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? Moochelle has bigger balls than Barry H.O. any way you look at it…………………………………………….


[…] Transgender poses as Michelle Obama […]


[…] 7 months after the Newsweek cover, Candy — the first transexual style magazine — caused a brief publicity stir when it chose for its cover a transgender model, Connie Fleming, bearing a decided resemblance to Michelle Obama. (See DCG’s post about this here.) […]

4 years ago

Their way of telling us that Michelle Obama is a Man