Since landing her recurring role on Orange Is the New Black in 2013, Laverne Cox has become a household name. The actress and outspoken LGBTQ+ advocate has made advocacy for trans rights a hallmark of her public personality.
Toy manufacturer Mattel Cox celebrated her 50th birthday with her own Barbie yesterday, Sunday. The doll wears a red dress consisting of a fitted bodice and a wide tulle skirt – underneath a silver bodysuit.
The actress herself is thrilled: “I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on the shelves and have the chance to add a Barbie doll inspired by a transgender to their collection.”
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