Laverne Cox Will Be Madame Tussauds’ First Rendering Of Transgender Person
When you're as statuesque as actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox, it's only a matter of time before a bust is actually erected in your honor.
Cox, who was the first transgender person to earn an Emmy nomination for her role in Orange is the Next Black, will also get the distinction of being the first transgender person in whose honor Madame Tussauds will design its next wax figure, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"When I think about being who I am, a black trans woman from a working class background raised in Mobile, Alabama, this honor feels even more improbable and extraordinary,” Cox said in a statement, according to THR. “I hope that this will be a source of inspiration for every one who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible."
Cox's rendering will make its debut in San Francisco at the city's Pride press conference on June 26.
The museum's San Francisco location, which is open to the public in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, also includes figures that nod to Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Aniston and Cox's fellow LGBT advocate Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Will you be around San Francisco for the Pride festivities and the unveiling of Cox's statue? Tell us if you spot it!
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