Laverne Cox becomes first transexual person waxed at Madame Tussauds museum


The Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to get their wax figure at the museum Madame Tussauds.


The trans activist has had a wonderful year; featuring on the cover of TIME Magazine.
Last year, Cox became the first trans person to be nominated for an Emmy award .

The waxwork figure was unveiled on Friday 26th June at the San Francisco branch of the famous museum during the celebrations of Pride in the Bay area.


Laverne Cox was voted by the visitors of the Fisherman’s Wharf museum as the public figure that they would most like to see in wax.
Cox donated the Herve Leger dress that she wore on the cover of Time Magazine so her new waxed self could wear it in the museum.

I am so deeply honoured to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy.”

“I hope that this will be a source of inspiration for everyone who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible.”


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