Laverne Cox Bares All in Allure’s ‘Nudes’ IssueLaverne Cox is baring it all in this month’s Allure, despite having turned down the publication’s request two times before. The 30-year-old Orange Is the New Black actress was hesitant to pose nude at first, but ultimately decided that she could empower others by becoming the first transgender black woman to do so for the magazine. Laverne states in her interview, “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.”
Thanks to everyone at @allure magazine for making me feel so comfortable taking off my clothes for the camera for your May issue. #NormanJeanRoy you're a genius. #CelebrateYourBody #TransIsBeautiful #OITNB @oitnb #BodiesThatMatter shout out to By @hungvanngo "Beautiful actress @LaverneCox bares it all for @allure magazine May 2015 photographed by #NormanJeanRoy Editor @paulcavaco Nails #AprilForeman Hair @teddycharles35 & Makeup by me #HungVanngo #LaverneCox To achieve the beautiful sheen on the skin, thanks to @ctilburymakeup #SuperModelBody highlighter & @Tatcha indigo soothing silk body butter ❤️" via @PhotoRepost_app
Laverne will be joined by other powerful actresses including Katheryn Winnick, Nicole Beharie, and Jordana Brewster, but there’s no doubt that the Orange Is the New Black star steals the show. Allure magazine’s Nudes issue will go on sale nationwide on April 28.