Madame Tussauds announces first transgender wax figure: Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cox has been chosen as the first transgender woman to be turned into a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in honor of Pride Month.

The Orange is the New Black star will join wax figures of George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio at Madame Tussauds San Francisco in Fisherman's Wharf. Prior to Caitlyn Jenner's recent transformation, Cox broke barriers being the first openly transgender woman of color to be nominated for an Emmy and as an LGBT activist.

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"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," said Cox in a statement. "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."

Cox's wax figure will debut during the San Francisco Pride press conference on June 26.

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