After gaining mainstream success on the Netflix show ‘Orange is the New Black’, actress Laverne Cox is taking her success and fame to new heights, now threatening to become a sex symbol in the process. Cox appears in a black and white photo for Allure magazine’s ‘The Naked Truth‘ spread.

This is what Cox had to say about the shoot and being a transgender woman….
“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 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 her body might be inspiring for some folks. There’s a beauty in the things we think are imperfect. It sounds very cliché, but it’s true.”

 

Jordana Brewster

Also featured in the shoot are actresses Jordana Brewster, Nicole Beharie, Katheryn Winnick, and Sandrine Holt.

 

 

Nicole Beharie

 
additional reporting: A. Neff King

Triston
Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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