Hillary Clinton’s Daughter Chelsea Clinton Covers ELLE, Talks Motherhood, Women’s Rights

April 16, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton graces the cover of ELLE magazine in a classic LBD, and talks about being a first-time mother. A woman President? She doesn’t name check her mother but makes her views on women’s right clear.

Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton has grown up in the public eye, as the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State — and now 2016 Presidential candidate — Hillary Clinton. Back in the 1990s she was in the “awkward” teen phase and the media was at times cruel about her physical appearance.

All grown up and gracing ELLE’s cover, she weighs in about the iconic curly hairstyle of those years, saying, “I don’t actually have curly hair anymore. My curls, in my early twenties, just fell into waves. I don’t know if they got tired of me, but the curls slowly subsided, and so now it’s naturally a little bit wavy but… I miss my curls.”

Yes, much has changed since the 1990s, and in recent years we’ve seen Chelsea Clinton take on a variety of roles in her professional life including a controversial stint at NBC as a “special correspondent”for which she was reportedly paid $600,000. And, almost five years ago, she and investment banker Marc Mezvinsky had what amounted to a royal wedding in a country which technically speaking has no monarcy. Last September she gave birth to the couple’s first child, a baby daughter, Charlotte.

She spoke about how motherhood has changed her life, saying, “Marc and I are like, “What did we do before we were parents?” My whole life is reoriented around my daughter in the most blessed sense.”

She went on to add, “I now understand—this is something else that Marc and I talk about all the time—all of the enthusiastic, bombastically spectacular, wonderful things people say about their children, because we also feel and think all those things about Charlotte—that she is just the most remarkable little bubbly, perfect, chunky monkey creature ever.”

With the birth of the daughter, she has given the Clinton dynasty its third generation. As her mother now runs for President, one wonders if we might see her seeking the Oval Office as well. Not to mention wondering if some years down the line there might also be a President Charlotte Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton has nothing to say on any of this, leaving much room for speculation. She speaks about her now women’s advocacy organization No Ceilings, and speaks in general terms about women in elected office and the progress, or lack of same.

Clinton said, “And if we look in the political sphere, it is challenging to me that women comprising 20 percent of Congress is treated as a real success. Since when did 20 percent become the definition of equality? And so when you ask about the importance of having a woman president, absolutely it’s important, for, yes, symbolic reasons—symbols are important; it is important who and what we choose to elevate, and to celebrate.”

And with that, the Presidential race is on! You can see more excepts of the interview, along with Chelsea Clinton’s ELLE cover photo here.

Pictures: PR Photos

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