Laverne Cox Is A Straight Up Glowing Goddess In Allure’s Nude Issue

Dammmmmmn. Laverne Cox is the first trans woman to be featured in Allure’s annual nude issue and the “Orange Is The New Black” actress looks so absolutely stunning in her photo that she almost can’t handle it. It’s hard being this gorgeous, isn’t it, Laverne? Turns out, when she was first contacted by Allure, Cox said no to appearing the issue, but ended up changing her mind:

“I said no initially, thought about it, and said no again. But, I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent. Black women are not often told that we’re beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we’re beautiful. 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.”

Bow down. Check out the rest of the photos and interviews at the link. [Allure]