December 18, 2012


Connie Fleming as Michelle Obama on the cover of the new Candy magazine. Connie has modeled for Mugler and consistently wowed audiences back in the Boybar days as Grace Jones, Donna Summer, or just her gorgeous self. (She used to be known as Connie Girl. And as Exitte very briefly, if you really wanna go way back.) The issue has just hit the stands and if you grab a copy, you'll also find yours truly shot by Ellen Von Unwerth!

CANDY EDITO LUIS VENGAS: "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‚Äôs 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?'