Laverne Cox Wax Figure: First-Ever Transgender Star Honored By Madame Tussauds — SEE PHOTOS HERE!
Laverne Cox received her very own wax figure on Friday, marking the first time Madame Tussauds has honored a transgender star. Check out the photos below!
The statue was revealed during a celebration held at the company’s San Francisco museum. Cox happily posed with her lookalike, and was joined by her mother for the festivities. The event doubled as a press conference for Official SF LGBT Pride.
Later in the day, Cox also participated in the city’s “Trans March.” Amazingly, the timing coincided with the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the ban against gay marriages, making it legal for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states nationwide. Of course, as many have noted, while this is undoubtedly a victory, the transgender community is still fighting for equality in many areas.
Cox shared some photos of her figure on Instagram, writing, “There she is immortalized in wax. Thanks to Madame Tussauds and everyone in San Francisco who wrote in to make this possible. #TransIsBeautiful.” She also revealed that her doppelganger is wearing the Herve Leger dress she herself donned for the cover of Time earlier this year.
The “Orange Is The New Black” star went on write, “And better than having a wax figure made in my image is having my mom there to witness the unveiling. #madametussauds #waxfigure #SanFrancisco #MotherAndDaughter #TransIsBeautiful thanks mom for everything. Thank you San Francisco for this honor.” See the pictures below!