(CNN) – Sydney Leathers, the 23-year-old paralegal from Indiana who came forward about her ex-online relationship with Anthony Weiner, said in an interview published Thursday that she backs City Council Speaker Christie Quinn for mayor, not her former sexting partner.
"Obviously she doesn't have the impulse control problems that Anthony has," Leathers said in the interview with Complex, a men's lifestyle magazine.
Now that Weiner has dropped in recent polls, Quinn is considered the frontrunner in the crowded Democratic primary race. Other contenders have also gained ground, including Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill Thompson.
Quinn, if elected, would be the first female and first openly-gay mayor of New York City. Leather said a vote for Quinn would be an "easy choice."
"I love the fact that she is out and proud," Leathers said. "I have so many gay friends and I feel like she would be a great ally for that community. She cares about middle-class people. She cares about students. I feel like she is more in line and up to the standard that should be set for the mayor."
Since going public about her former ties with Weiner, Leathers has embraced the media attention, granting multiple interviews and taking part in pornographic photo shoots.