Wednesday, 2 November 2016
If you didn’t know, especially given the rise in all things self and body positive, i celebrate beauty in all its forms. So, who better a person to highlight than someone who is comfortable and confident in her skin, has a deep adoration for Queen Bey like the rest of us do, and, above all, remains gracious and kind in the faces of naysayers than award winning, Emmy nominated actress and television producer, Laverne Cox?
Getting her start as a contestant on VH1’s I Want to Work for Diddy, among other minor roles, Cox took Tinsletown by storm portraying her most memorable character, Sophia Burset, on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. Since then, she’s landed a role in the revamp of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and a recurring role in CBS’s upcoming drama, Doubt. With the astronomical rise to success, she doesn’t shy away from doting flashbulbs during red carpet appearances.
Her honey blonde tresses frame her face perfectly, whether cascading past her shoulders in loose, old Hollywood curls or worn edgy, short and curly. She’s definitely not afraid to experiment with her look, even trying bangs for good measure.
With a personality as bold and vivacious as hers, Cox seems partial to sporting either a rich red or a bold berry hue for added drama. And sometimes, for soft and subtle looks, she opts for nudes and light pinks to offset her stunning red carpet gowns and accessories.
But as we all know, real beauty doesn’t solely rest on what is seen by the naked eye. Laverne Cox has not only catapulted herself into stardom from her work in television, but she’s also been honored for pioneering initiatives for and working with members of the LGBT community in order for all their voices to be heard. Since landing the cover of Time in June 2014, where she shared very poignant and revealing anecdotes from her childhood and transition during the interview, she has served as a beacon of hope and courage for many transwomen of color who find her story relatable and humbling, despite her continued success. For this, and many other reasons, we salute you, Laverne Cox, as this week’s Beauty Crush Wednesday!
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