Madame Tussauds announced that it will debut a wax figure of actress and transgender rights activist Laverne Cox. The figure will be unveiled on June 26 during Pride Weekend festivities. Her figure will be the first transgender figure in the museum’s history.
“I am so deeply honored to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy,” Cox told Entertainment Weekly “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.”
Way to go Laverne!
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