Goddess/ Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox is set to be immortalized in wax by Madame Tussauds – the first time a transgender person has been made into a wax figure by the museum. Says Cox of the honor:
“I am so deeply honored to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy. 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 every one who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible.”
The figure will be unveiled during the San Francisco Pride press conference (June 26th) and will go on display at Madame Tussauds in Fisherman’s Wharf.
(via The Daily Mail)