Anthony Weiner Exposed as 1996 Cosmo Bachelor

06/07/2011 at 02:10 PM EDT

Congressman Wiener and His Early Desires
Anthony Wiener's 1996 spread in Cosmo
Long before there surfaced lewd photos of Anthony Weiner, sans pants, the New York congressman made his pictorial debut in the pages of Cosmopolitan magazine – fully clothed.

In 1996, the women's magazine selected the politician, who was, at the time, a 31-year-old city councilman, as one of its 101 real-life bachelors.

The headline: "The Future President?"

"I want to be sucked back into the throes of love – isn't that what everybody really wants?" Weiner, 46, who is married to Hillary Clinton's aide, Huma Abedin, told Cosmo of his ideal lady. She would also be "someone smarter than me."

Following his confession Monday that he was responsible for a self-Tweeted photo of himself in boxer briefs, which he originally blamed on the work of a hacker, the irony is not lost.

"I hate days off," he said when asked about his favorite free-time pastime, "but I guess I'd try on clothes I couldn't afford."

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