Super Model Emily Ratajkowski Stumps for Bernie: #NotHereForTheBoys

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Swimsuit model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has chosen to support Bernie Sanders over frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and she has a message for feminist icon Gloria Steinem: “I’m not here for the boys.”

Ratajkowski, 24, spent Monday stumping for Sanders in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Speaking to a group of students at the University of New Hampshire, the dark haired beauty refuted Steinem and touted the potential benefits of Sanders’ socialist economic ideas for women.

“So I am a young woman and um, well, just to make one thing clear: I’m here because I support Bernie Sanders… I’m not here for the boys,” said Ratajkowski.

She continued: “I want a female president so that I can say to my daughter one day, you too can become president of the United States. I believe in that symbolic importance,” she said. “But I have seen symbolism in election, symbolism that fails the people that so desperately need the action to make change.

The model added: “I want my first female president to be more than a symbol, I want her to have politics that can revolutionize.”

Speaking to CNN on Tuesday, Ratajkowski expounded on her comments, and questioned Hillary’s liberal credentials.

“I understand the urge to want to support … a Democratic female candidate who has completely earned her stripes,” Ratajkowski said. “My initial response to Hillary was a positive one … depending on your politics, if you don’t agree with some of the things that, you know, I think are pretty extreme and very, very … to the right of where I’d like to see the party headed, it’s really that simple to me.”

Gloria Steinem told HBO’s Bill Maher last Friday young women are flocking to support Sanders over Clinton because they are chasing “the boys.”

“When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’” the feminist told Maher.

Watch Ratajkowski’s full New Hampshire speech below:


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