Laverne Cox Just Became the First Transgender Woman on the Cover of ‘Cosmo’ & She Looks Absolutely Fierce
Business as usual: Laverne Cox is just casually checking off another significant milestone.
The Orange Is the New Black star officially became the first transgender cover star of a Cosmopolitan magazine after posing for the publication’s South African February issue. The Valentine’s Day issue, featuring the actor and activist posing under a rainbow masthead, highlights LGBTQ issues among other things.
Cox took to Twitter to memorialize her humbling moment with a photo of her cover, including the hashtag “#NewProfilePic.”
This isn’t the first time Cox made history as a transgender person. She became the first openly transgender Emmy nominee when she received the nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for OITNB in 2014. That year she was also the first transgender person on a Time cover. Now, Cox plays the first transgender character on a network TV show, CBS’s Doubt.
We bow down, Miss Sophia Burset.