The Grio
December 18, 2012

In its fifth issue, upstart magazine Candy has embodied first lady Michelle Obama on its cover, modeled by transgender woman Connie Fleming. Fleming is adorned in similar clothes to the first lady and the headline of the cover reads “The Candydate.” The magazine is published by publisher Luis Venegas, who says he went to the White House for inspiration. “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,” said Venegas.