On June 26, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum in San Francisco will kickoff the pride celebration with a new wax figure of Laverne Cox from Orange is the New Black. She will be the first trans person to get a wax figure in the famous museum.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she shared her excitement about the announcement:
I am so deeply honored to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy.
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.
I hope that this will be a source of inspiration for everyone who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible.