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Laverne Cox Is First Trans Person for Madame Tussauds

Filed By Ed Team | June 10, 2015 9:18 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Laverne Cox, Madame Tussauds, wax museum

Orange Is the New Black star Laverne cox will be the very first transgender celebrity at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Cox's figure will be revealed during a San Francisco Pride on June 26 and can be seen it at the Fisherman's Wharf.

"I am so deeply honored to have been asked to be a part of the Madame Tussauds legacy," said Cox in a statement. "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 this will be a source of inspiration for everyone who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible."

Watch her make her wax figure after the jump.

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