Laverne Cox celebrates her 50th birthday by dressing up as her Barbie doll at the Moxy Hotel in New York
Laverne Cox celebrated her 50th birthday at New York’s largest hotel rooftop bar on Thursday night, after stepping out of her Barbie.
Just 24 hours after the release of her very first transgender doll from Mattel, the Orange Is the New Black actress dressed in the figure’s exact outfit for her A Very Barbie birthday party.
As she strutted around in pink with her doll in hand, the Emmy winner struck a number of alluring poses as she played with the tulle skirt of her chic ensemble, which included a leather corset top and boots shiny white.
Having fun: Laverne Cox celebrated her 50th birthday at New York’s largest hotel rooftop bar on Thursday night, after stepping out of her Barbie
Much like her Barbie, Cox sported her blonde hair in cascading platinum waves.
Glamour: Just 24 hours after the release of Mattel’s first-ever transgender doll, the Orange Is the New Black actress dressed in the figure’s exact outfit.
Barbie in real life: As she strutted around in pink with her doll in hand, the Emmy winner struck a number of alluring poses as she played with the tulle skirt of her chic ensemble, complete with a top leather corset and shiny white boots.
Posing away: Much like her Barbie, Cox sported her blonde hair in cascading platinum waves
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Following the announcement of her doll, Cox could barely contain her excitement as she raved about a Barbie made in her lifeless absence.
“I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on the shelves and have the opportunity to add a transgender-inspired Barbie doll to their collection,” she said in a statement obtained by Page Six.
While talking about making history as Mattel’s first transgender Barbie, the Orange Is the New Black actress said the experience was “surreal.”
Chic: Cox’s Orange Is the New Black Emma Myles came out supporting in a bright pink tank top and black pants
Radiant: Orange Is the New Black star Alysia Reiner made a stylish entrance in a pink feather and bright red heels
Playful: The actress sported a blonde wig with pink stripes
Additionally, the Inventing Anna actress told People how the doll is a major win for the LGBTQ community amid a disturbing proliferation of anti-trans bills.
She went on to describe what a bit of “hope and possibility” it is for trans people in a year when “more than 250 anti-trans laws have been introduced in state legislatures across the country.” .
“In this environment where trans children are under attack, it can also be a celebration of transit, and also a space to dream, understand and remember that trans is beautiful,” Cox continued.
Leggy display: Celebrity fitness instructor Kacy Duke sported a white leotard and black striped thigh high boots
Alexis Floyd and Angel Blue were among the celebrities in attendance
As for the design process, she was “very involved” and had notes like “can we make her look more like me” and be “more African American”.
“And we had a conversation about strengths and weaknesses because I’m blonde most of the time now, but I’m a black girl, so I need a dark root,” the award-winning producer added. of an Emmy.
About the topic, she concluded, “And we had a whole conversation about how they can’t do that, but they could do dark lowlights.”
Special performance: Laverne Cox looked like she was having fun as she partied at her very Barbie birthday celebration at Magic Hour
“I can’t wait for fans to find my doll on the shelves and have the opportunity to add a transgender-inspired Barbie doll to their collection,” she said in a statement obtained by Page Six, plus early this week.
As a child, Cox revealed that her mother forbade her from playing with Barbie dolls because she was “assigned male at birth.”
Reflecting on this traumatic experience as a child in her 30s, the stars said her therapist reminded her “it’s never too late to have a happy childhood, and what you should do for your inner child is is to go out and buy you a Barbie doll”. ‘
“I played with my Barbie and told my mom what my therapist said. And that first Christmas after that, my mom sent me a Barbie doll,’ she said.” And she sent me Barbies for Christmas and for my birthday.”
An honor: Cox made history as Mattel’s first-ever transgender Barbie earlier this week