Laverne Cox Is 'Deeply Honored' to Be Madame Tussauds' First Transgender Wax Figure
Her statue will be unveiled right before San Francisco's pride weekend
The Orange Is the New Black star, 31, will unveil her wax doppelgänger June 26 at a press conference just before the 45th annual Pride Celebration & Parade weekend in San Francisco at the museum’s location in Fisherman’s Wharf, which will house her figure.
“I am so deeply honored to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy,” Cox said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly.
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She continued, “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.”