Look at that face… maybe the most memorable moment of the presidential primary season.
This is Evelyn Gonzalez, a candidate for president of Costa Rica on the Libertarian ticket. She is a former lingerie model… and she embraces it. She’s not denying that she paraded around in bikinis and lingerie at bars and casinos and got paid for it.
Yes, I was a model. It was an important stage of my life when I was very young, and I learned a lot. Later, I went to law school because that is my passion. … Past experiences, everything that is lived, should be taken in stride and considered as stepping stones towards a certain goal. We will find good and bad experiences, and for this reason we should take steps forward, not backwards.
I have been amazed at how people can judge me so easily whether I am an ideal candidate solely based on my past. I have seen, with deep disappointment, how these prejudices and judgments spring forth because they do not fit certain stereotypes that society does not agree with.
Carly Fiorina is adopting the same tactic… look at this face.
Ladies, look at this face and look at all of your faces, the face of leadership. This is the face of a 61-year-old woman. I am proud of every year and every wrinkle.
I’m sure Gawker.com is searching for any plastic surgeon that has done work on her, and I hope The Donald launches a Look At This Hair campaign soon.
UPDATE: another model is running for public office but will continue lingerie career.
Karen Quesada is a glamour model who cuts a familiar figure in the lingerie show circuit in Costa Rica, but she is also becoming known for her political inclination. Miss Quesada is formally seeking election a municipal seat in the Guadalupe district of the central canton of Cartago, the former capital city of Costa Rica. Miss Quesada explained that she is not ready to abandon modeling for politics because they are separate parts of her life.