Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat mulling a run for governor, is featured in the September Vogue, the fashion bible’s thickest and most anticipated issue.
“I’m a very competitive person,” she tells writer Heidi Mitchell about her political future. “You won’t change things unless you are prepared to fight, even if you don’t win. But I do hate losing.”
Davis, 50, has drawn just as much attention for her blonde glamour as she has for her headline-grabbing filibuster of an anti-abortion bill in the Texas legislature this year.
She doesn’t seem to mind as she poses in the magazine in a figure-hugging Carolina Herrera dress and towering Reed Krakoff pumps. She joked with Mitchell about her hair woes, always a popular topic of conversation among Texan women.
“I have super-supercurly hair, and it’s a constant struggle,” Mitchell quotes Davis as saying. “Pull out that picture of me from Patti’s son’s bar mitzvah. That was bad.”
The article is making the rounds on social media. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, herself a Vogue feature subject, tweeted the piece with the words “love this:”
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 15, 2013
— Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas) August 16, 2013
Stephanie Green is a writer and photographer for Bloomberg Muse, the arts and entertainment section.