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Laverne Cox makes history as Mattel's first-ever transgender Barbie

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Laverne Cox has made history as Mattel's first-ever transgender Barbie, just days ahead of her 50th birthday on Sunday.Following the exciting announcement, the 49-year-old performer could barely contain her excitement as she raved about a doll being made in her lifelessness.'I can't wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll modeled after a transgender person to their collection,' she said in a statement, obtained by Page Six.

A doll! Laverne Cox has made history as Mattel's first-ever transgender Barbie; seen in 2016While speaking about making history asMattel'sfirst transgender Barbie, the Orange Is the New Black actress said the experience was 'surreal.' Additionally, the Inventing Anna actress explained to People how the doll is a major win for theLGBTQ community amid disturbing proliferation of anti-trans bills.She went on to describe how this is a bit of 'hope and possibility' for trans people in a year where 'over 250 pieces of anti-trans legislation have been introduced in state legislatures all over the country.' An honor:Following the exciting announcement, the 49-year-old performer could barely contain her excitement as she raved about a doll being made in her lifelessness 'I can't wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll modeled after a transgender person to their collection,' she said in a statement, obtained by Page Six'In this environment where trans kids are being attacked, that this can also be a celebration of transness, and also a space for them to dream, understand and be reminded that trans is beautiful,' Cox continued.As for the design process, she was 'very involved' and had notes like 'can we make her look.

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