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Laverne Cox Celebrated Her 50th Birthday in an Itty Bitty Fendace Bikini

Leave it to Laverne Cox to bring the glamour, the drama, and the fashion to 50. The actor celebrated her milestone 50th birthday poolside over the weekend, wearing an itty bitty bikini from the Fendi x Versace collaboration. Cox paired the Fendace look with a sheer black coverup, oversize sunglasses, and pointed-toe mesh heels tall enough to make any lifeguard nervous.
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The first transgender Barbie doll is based on Laverne Cox

Mattel has created a transgender Barbie doll in the likeness of actress and LGBTQ activist Laverne Cox. Officially called Laverne Cox Barbie Tribute Collection Doll, the 13-inch figure dazzles in a deep red tulle gown gracefully draped over a silver metallic bodysuit, which is inspired by one of Cox’s most memorable red carpet looks. Stylish details include stunning silver earrings and red carpet-worthy heels. Completing her overall appearance is a dramatic makeup and gorgeous, long hair that is side swept into glamorous Hollywood waves. The doll also comes in a beautiful packaging, making it ideal for display or gifting.
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Laverne Cox Serves as Inspiration for Mattel’s First Transgender Barbie Doll

Four-time Emmy-nominated and Award-winning producer, actress, writer and activist, Laverne Cox, becomes the first transgender person to have a Mattel Barbie modeled after her. Mattel introduced Cox as the latest addition to their Barbie Tribute Collection, honoring her as a trailblazer and cultural icon. According to Mattel, "The Tribute Collection...
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Laverne Cox Inspires Mattel’s First Trans Barbie Doll

Laverne Cox has made history, once again. The Emmy-winning actress was recently honored with her own Barbie—marking the first time Mattel has modeled the iconic doll after a transgender woman. Cox unveiled her Barbie during Wednesday’s episode of the TODAY show, saying she hoped the milestone would inspire LGBTQ youth who feel stigmatized.
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Laverne Cox Becomes First Transgender Person To Have Barbie Designed In Her Image

Laverne Cox is making history as she becomes the first trans woman to have a Barbie doll designed after her. According to the Washington Post, the Emmy winning stress and LGBTQ rights activist notes the challenges faced by the trans community, particularly for young people. While appearing on NBC’s Today Show earlier this week, she says the doll advocates for the underrepresented community during a time when transgender rights are coming under legislative attack in the U.S.
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Mattel's first transgender Barbie designed after Laverne Cox

Actress and LGBTQ activist Laverne Cox is getting her own Barbie. Mattel has created a Barbie doll in her likeness as part of its Tribute Collection. The company often models dolls after real life people, and this is the first trans Barbie they have ever made. Cox, a four-time Emmy-winning...

Famous birthdays for May 29: Laverne Cox, Mel B

May 29 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. -- Ebenezer Butterick, inventor of the tissue paper dress pattern, in 1826. -- John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, in 1917. -- Physicist Peter Higgs in 1929 (age 93) -- Actor Anthony...
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How Mattel Is Celebrating Laverne Cox With Their First Transgender Barbie

Laverne Cox has always been an advocate for her using her voice and living authentically. The Emmy-nominated actress, documentary film producer, and equal rights advocate rose to prominence with her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, becoming the first transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in an acting category.
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Best Birthday Gift Ever: Laverne Cox Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

To celebrate turning 50 on Sunday, Emmy award-winning actress and activist Laverne Cox got dolled up, Barbie-style. Cox, a transgender woman who has been a pioneer in entertainment media for almost a decade, is now the first trans woman in the world to have a Barbie doll designed in her image. She unveiled the Tribute collection edition on the Today Show Wednesday.
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Essence

Barbie Releases Its First Transgender Doll In Honor Of Laverne Cox

Not only is the honor significant because Cox is getting a Barbie as she turns 50, but also because it comes at a time when trans youth are being targeted by legislators around the country. In early 2018, a Change.org petition advocating for award-winning actress, producer and prominent LGBTQ+ activist...