Celebrating being being ‘Sexy At Every Size,’ the stars of Netflix‘s hit series Orange Is The New Black grace the cover of Essence Magazine‘s July Issue.
Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Vicky Jeudy, Adrienne C. Moore and Samira Wiley traded in their orange jumpsuits for more fitting styles of elegance, but sticking to the original color theme. They look amazing!
This marks Laverne Cox’s second time being featured on the cover of the veteran magazine. Cox describes her ritual of learning to love herself, no matter what:
“This is intense, and it’s hard. What I’ve been doing is looking in the mirror and listing all the things I have an issue with and then saying, ‘This is beautiful.’ I just go down the list and tell myself, ‘You have to accept that this is you today.’ I make time to do this.”
25 y/o Danielle Brooks also chimed-in about being her size in this industry:
“Being [my size] in this industry is so rare, but regular people look more like me than runway models. To show beauty in a different way really lights me up inside. That’s so cheesy, but it does.”
Check out more info over at Essence.com.
The July Issue is on newsstands now!