Alejandra Campoverdi is an alum of the Obama White House with a Masters' degree in Public Policy from Harvard. She's running for Congress. As the daughter of a single mom who is an immigrant from Mexico, Campoverdi worked hard to afford her education, even once on the pages of Maxim.
Fifteen years ago, Campoverdi worked as a model, but that does not make her any less of a serious candidate.
Being a woman in politics (let's face it, a woman in general), Campoverdi has endured nasty, unfair instances of sexism. In an essay for Cosmopolitan, she describes discrimination on the campaign trail and beyond.
“I’d rather buy you a purse,” her male friend said when she asked if he'd contribute to her campaign for Congress to represent California's 34th District.