Laverne Cox Will Become First Trans Person to Get a Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

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Laverne Cox Will Become First Trans Person to Get a Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

(Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

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.

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