Laverne Cox has already broken several molds as a transgender woman; now, she's set to become a mold herself.
Cox is the latest entertainer to be immortalized as a wax figure by Madame Tussauds, and will be featured in the museum's San Francisco location in conjunction with June's Pride Month celebration. The "Orange Is the New Black" star will be the first transgender person featured in a Madame Tussauds exhibit.
"Madame Tussauds is proud to celebrate Ms. Cox's outstanding achievements and the impact she has made through raising awareness and her stance on equality and inclusion within the LGBT community," the museum said in a statement. "Madame Tussauds is honored to represent Ms. Cox and her historic impact."
Cox's figure will go on display during San Francisco's Pride Weekend, which begins on June 27.
"I am so deeply honored to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy," the actress said in a statement. "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. It is my hope that this will be a source of inspiration for everyone who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible."
Check out a clip of Cox's consultation for her figure -- which includes taking molds of her hands, picking out fake eyeballs and teeth, and posing for a 360-degree model -- below.
[via: Madame Tussauds]
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