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Madame Tussauds is making a Laverne Cox wax model

OK, everyone knows the waxwork museum ain't that cool – but here's one reason to go

Madame Tussauds is traditionally a place you only go if you're with your grandma or on a school trip. I don't need a selfie with a life-sized figurine of David Beckham that badly, or at all. But the museum has done something interesting and announced that it has commissioned a Laverne Cox waxwork, the first transgender model to be on display at Madame Tussauds. Cox was also the first trans person to be nominated for an Emmy, and in a high-profile year she's also hit the cover of Time.

The historic waxwork will be unveiled at the San Francisco branch in conjunction with the city's Pride month. She told Pink News: "I am so deeply honoured to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy. I hope that this will be a source of inspiration for everyone who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible.”

Cox also recently landed a starring role in a CBS drama called Doubt, in which she'll play a defence lawyer called Cameron Wirth.

We also selected her as one of our female heroes last year, to celebrate the launch of our Girls Rule issue.