Lavern Cox is setting her orange jailhouse jumpsuit aside and boldly going nude for Allure! With the hit show Orange Is The New Black returning for Season 4 on Netflix and now this, she is on the way to making a huge change in the way we see transgender women in television. Lavern admits that she was doubtful when first approached with the opportunity to go nude, but knowing and understanding her position in representing 2 communities, she later agreed.
“Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks. There’s beauty in the things we think are imperfect. That sounds very cliché, but it’s true. I honestly just want to make myself happy most, and if other people like it, then that’s great. If they don’t, then I’m still happy.”
– Lavern Cox
— Allure (@Allure_magazine) April 16, 2015