Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman to be featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Cox who is the first openly transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy appears in a body suit for the Cosmo SA February 2018 issue titled: #SayYesToLove. She shared the cover on her instagram page adding that she is honoured and proud to be on the cover of the magazine.
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.
This is not Cox’s first magazine cover. IN 2014 she became the first transgender woman to cover the prestigious TIME magazine.
Check out the BTS moment from the shoot.