Laverne Cox, First Transgender Celebrity to Receive Madame Tussauds Wax Figure

Laverne Cox Inspires a Young Transgender Fan
Laverne Cox is setting an example for small-screen inmates.

Recognizing that society needs more figures like Laverne Cox, Madame Tussauds stepped up and delivered.

The breakout star of Orange is the New Black was honored on Friday at the unveiling of her waxy look-alike at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. She is the first transgender celebrity to be honored by the museum.

Cox Instagrammed the moment when she met her lifesize statuette who is clad in Herve Leger dress that she wore on her historic TIME magazine cover.

“There she is immortalized in wax.”

The most rewarding moment of the ceremony, held in tandem with San Francisco’s LGBT Pride Celebration, was the presence of Cox’s mother.

“And better than having a wax figure made in my image is having my mom there to witness the unveiling.”

Cox continued her celebration by participating in the city’s “Trans March” that coincided with the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage in the United States.

The cherry on top of the trailblazer’s momentous day?


“Chocolate Orange is the New Black“, an ice cream flavor created in her namesake.

Congratulations, Ms. Cox!