An actress on a current hit TV show will be the first transgender person to become a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. The Toronto Sun reports that the honor will go to Laverne Cox of “Orange Is the New Black.”
The figure is set to be unveiled June 26 at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco, with the unveiling to be held in connection with the LGBT celebration of Pride month.
Said Cox: “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.”
The report adds: “Cox has already made history by becoming the first transgender woman to win a Daytime Emmy Award, be nominated for a Primetime Emmy and to land a cover on Time magazine.”