Laverne Cox Wants To Inspire You In The ‘Allure’ Nudes Issue

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Allure Magazine’s annual ‘Nudes’ issue has arrived, and it’s doing more than just breaking the internet thanks to Orange Is the New Black star, Laverne Cox.

The openly transgender woman bares her fit physique for the glossy May issue looking quite fabulous and snatched per usual. Yet, the breakout star was hesitant when approached about baring it all explaining:

“Going through life, you try to cover and hide, but it doesn’t really work. 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.”

More than just spreading the positive vibes of body image into the universe, the spread was a source of happiness and self love for Cox. “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,” she dished. Well, claps and snaps for Ms. Laverne because we’re definitely here for the absolute slay she served for the ‘Nudes’ issue.