Laverne Cox to become the first transgender in Madame Tussauds’ famous wax museum

Laverne Cox to become the first transgender in Madame Tussauds’ famous wax museum

The first transgender figure during the whole history of Madame Tussauds is to become an American actress Laverne Cox. Her wax duplicate will be shown later in June at the Pride Weekend in San Francisco.

The first transgender figure during the whole history of Madame Tussauds is to become an American actress Laverne Cox. Her wax duplicate will be shown later in June at the Pride Weekend in San Francisco.

Laverne Cox started her career in the TV series Orange is the New Black and became a very important figure in the process of transgender people’s participating in major TV or movie pictures. Besides, she became the first transgender actress who was nominated for Emmy.

The actress stated in a post on the official Madame Tussauds’ website that it was a great honor for her and she has been deeply grateful to have been asked to became the part of such a famous legacy.

Laverne Cox after and before the transformation

Laverne Cox after and before the transformation

She also added that when the history of her life reminds about itself that honor seems much more extraordinary and simply improbable. As it is known Cox’s life story started from being a black trans woman from a working class background who was raised in Alabama.

Alabama native Laverne Cox, third from left, has a breakthrough role on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black

Alabama native Laverne Cox, third from left, has a breakthrough role on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black

Tussaud museum’s officials claimed that it was very important to celebrate Cox’s achievements as well as her impact that she made on the communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. She became one of those who showed through raising awareness the possibility of social stance on equality and proved that ordinary people aren’t any better than ‘other-minded human beings’, while the second could actually achieve much more during their life.

US President, Barack Obama, used in the word ‘transgender’ in his official speech in the annual State of the Union address, while also endorsing gay marriages. So it is possible to conclude that a firm stand over the past year on gay and also transgender rights has been taken.

The wax figure of Laverne Cox to be placed in the San Francisco branch of Madame Tussauds.

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