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5 things you should know from 'Vogue's profile on Chelsea Clinton


Vogue magazine's September issue is out next week and inside is a nine-page (online version) profile of Chelsea Clinton. Here's the parts you may find moderately interesting:

1. Clinton knows she's a celebrity. And she's kind of into it: "Either it was something I could continue to ignore or it was something I could try to use to highlight causes that I really cared about.” Something finally clicked. “Historically I deliberately tried to lead a private life in the public eye,” she says. “And now I am trying to lead a purposefully public life.”

2. Hillary Clinton didn't want to participate in the reality home-decorating show Trading Spaces with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.): “Chelsea, did I ever tell you about the first time I actually spoke to Lindsey Graham? He came up to me one day on the floor of the Senate and said, ‘Guess who called me?’ ‘Who?’ I said. ‘A producer from the television show Trading Spaces. They want you and I to trade places. What do you say?’ And I said, ‘I don’t think so!’

3. Her husband let her know that she has a lot of gay friends: "It was something that I wasn’t even aware of until Marc [Mezvinsky] pointed it out,” she says.

Find out who walked in on Clinton while she was using the restroom after the jump.

4. Renowned fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg walked in on Clinton while she was in the bathroom: During our travels, [Clinton] left her BlackBerry on the takeout window of a drive-through in Joplin; her book on a plane in Bentonville, Arkansas; and forgot to lock the door to the single-toilet unisex bathroom backstage at the Kennedy Center, which Diane von Furstenberg opened on her.

5. She may want to run for office some day: "Before my mom’s campaign I would have said no. Not because it was something I had thought a lot about but because people have been asking me that my whole life. Even during my father’s 1984 gubernatorial campaign, it was, Do you want to grow up and be governor one day? No. I am four... And now I don’t know. . . . I mean, I have voted in every election that I have been qualified to vote in since I turned eighteen. I believe that engaging in the political process is part of being a good person. And I certainly believe that part of helping to build a better world is ensuring that we have political leaders who are committed to that premise. So if there were to be a point where it was something I felt called to do and I didn’t think there was someone who was sufficiently committed to building a healthier, more just, more equitable, more productive world? Then that would be a question I’d have to ask and answer."

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