Laverne Cox's latest magazine cover is one for the history books. The Orange Is the New Black actress and transgender activist appears on the February issue of Cosmopolitan's South Africa edition, making her the first openly trans woman to grace the cover of the magazine. Cox is no stranger to breaking barriers: she's also the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time.
In an Instagram post on her Cosmo cover girl moment, Cox thanked model Beverly Johnson for paving the way 42 years ago this month as the first black woman to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine. She then shouted out models Lea T, Andreja Pejic, Hari Nef, Valentina Sampaio, Geena Rocero, and Tracey Africa "who are changing beauty standards and breaking barriers for trans folks on the covers of fashion magazines all over the world."
That's a very fierce bodysuit! But Cox is no stranger to a Cosmo shoot with an epic one-shouldered bodysuit: it looks a bit like her Beyoncé-inspired editorial from 2016. When something works, you stick with it.
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