Behold, Allure’s Nude Class of 2015.
It’s almost May, which means Allure has unveiled its annual lineup of actresses looking like a million bucks while being in the nude. Laverne Cox and Jordana Brewster lead the pack this year, with famed photographer Norman Jean Roy behind the lens.
“I said no initially, thought about it, and said no again,” Cox tells the magazine’s May 2015 issue, on newsstands Apr. 28. “But I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent.”
“Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks.”
For Brewster, being nude is not a huge deal.
“I was raised in Brazil for part of my life, where people are pretty open about their bodies, so yeah. The bikinis are kind of nonexistent, so you might as well be naked.”
Other highlights of the interviews, which you should definitely check out here, include Holt’s secret to posing nude (“You want to have tension in your body”), Behari’s favorite body part (“I love my bum”), and Winnick’s strip club experiences (“I used to go.”)
Launch the gallery, above, for more photos from Allure’s 2015 Nude Issue.