Some scoffed at the chances of a former reality TV star’s chances at snagging the Oval Office. We all know how that turned out.
Now, a former model (above left) and White House staffer is running for congress.
In a first-person essay for Cosmopolitan, Alejandra “Ali” Campoverdi explained that she would be running in a special election for California’s 34th District.
Campoverdi has qualifications that go much deeper her looks: She holds master’s in public policy from Harvard, has experience working for then-Senator Barack Obama’s campaign for president, and was later appointed the first-ever White House deputy director of Hispanic media in Obama’s White House.
She also modeled for Maxim magazine.
In the piece, Compoverdi says:
“I’m proud of the mosaic of experiences that make me who I am. My life experiences have forged me into a fighter and that’s why I decided that I won’t let others’ boxes stop me from doing what needs to be done—running for office, standing up to Trump and Republicans, and standing up for women in Los Angeles.”
For more on Alejandra Campoverdi, watch her campaign video below.