AceShowbiz - Laverne Cox makes history as the first transgender woman to be the covergirl of Cosmopolitan's magazine. The "Orange Is the New Black" star graces the front page of Cosmo South Africa's #SayYesToLove edition for its February 2018 issue.
Proudly showing off her hot bod, the Emmy-nominated actress rocks a sheer black leotard with her long blonde hair styled in loose waves and falling freely on her shoulders. She took to her Instagram account to share the picture and captioned it, "I am so honored and proud to cover the February issue of @cosmopolitansa."
I am so honored and proud to cover the February issue of @cosmopolitansa @Regranned from @cosmopolitansa - Say WHAT? #SayYesToLove 🏳️🌈 And this month's issue is filled with it! 💖 In this South Africa exclusive @lavernecox stars as COSMO's first ever openly trans cover girl! Ain't I a woman? Yes you are and we 💞 you. ALSO, #LGBTQI+ allies and activists on Love in 2018 💝 You don't want to miss this one! #COSMOxLaverne #COSMOFebruary #TransIsBeautiful ⭐️ click on the link in my bio to get your copy of this very special issue.
In another photo for the magazine's spread, Laverne sports a white bodysuit. She also dons a sheer white leotard during the photo shoot.
In a Q&A video shared by the magazine, the LGBT advocate reveals her celebrity crush. "Drake," she says, adding a shout-out to the Canadian rapper, "Hi, Drake! I'm fancy." If she got stuck in an elevator, she wants to get stuck with Oprah Winfrey.
Laverne says her most precious treasure is her Daytime Emmy trophy. She won the award in 2015 in Outstanding Special Class Special category as Executive Producer for "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word". This made Laverne the first openly transgender woman to win a Daytime Emmy.
When asked what the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for her, she shares, "As a black transgender woman, I've often been kept a secret by the men that I've dated. So when my ex-boyfriend introduced me to his dad and invited me to spend Hanukkah with him and his family, it was the most special thing ever."
Laverne adds, "Trans women deserve to be loved out in the open and in the light."
Laverne also made a history with her Primetime Emmy nomination, becoming the first openly transgender person to be nominated for the award in the acting category. She scored the nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset on Netflix's "OITNB".
In June 2014, she became the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine.