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First Lady Evolution: Role model and sex symbol?




The first lady of Mexico, Angelica Rivera de Peña, and her daughter, Sofia Castro, on the cover of Marie Claire’s Mexico and Latin America edition for July 2014.
The first lady of Mexico, Angelica Rivera de Peña, and her daughter, Sofia Castro, on the cover of Marie Claire’s Mexico and Latin America edition for July 2014.
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We expect our first lady to be a regal, a maternal figure and to present herself in a business-like manner, but also be someone we can relate to. 

But do we really want her to be herself? Mexico's first lady, Angelica Rivera, has caused a stir for doing just that, in striking a decidedly declarative — some call "sexy" — pose on the cover of this month's Marie Claire for Latin America. 

The Washington Post's Fashion Critic Robin Givhan joins Take Two to talk about first ladies' evolving roles and how their public personas are changing.