Laverne Cox formally celebrated turning 50 in model on Sunday.
Cox posted a video to Instagram exhibiting the star strutting poolside, sporting an itty bitty Fendace bikini for a runway stroll alongside the deck.
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“50…This what it appear to be. Pleased birthday to me,” the actress captioned the publish.
On her Instagram tales, Cox shared a have a look at one other a part of the festivities, lighting a candle on a Carvel “Hug Me the Bear” cake earlier than blowing out the candle and smiling on the digital camera.
On Thursday, Cox pre-gamed her birthday on the Moxy Lodge rooftop in New York Metropolis, exhibiting up dressed as her newly launched Barbie doll. The Inventing Anna posed with life-size stand-ups of the doll in all of the variations of its apparel, exhibiting off a variation within the glowing bodysuit and tulle one-shoulder robe.
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Laverne Cox celebrates A Very Barbie Birthday at Magic Hour at Moxy Occasions Sq.
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Cox, the primary transgender lady of coloration to star in a number one function in a scripted sequence, informed PEOPLE forward of her official Could 29 birthday that inspiring a doll in Mattel’s legendary lineup feels “surreal,” and that she had a serious hand in designing the doll’s look.
“I used to be like, ‘Can we make her look extra like me? And extra African American?'” Cox recalled of suggestions she gave to the artistic workforce. “And we had a dialog about highlights and lowlights as a result of I am blonde more often than not now, however I am a Black woman, so I want a darkish root. And we had an entire dialog about how they cannot try this, however they might do darkish lowlights.”
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Finally, Cox is trying to rejoice all facets of herself, and that features her age. Lately, she has opened up about being glad to cease “mendacity about her age,” regardless of having issues about ageism in Hollywood. “I’m proudly 49, about to show 50 and I am so excited and completely happy to have the ability to personal that,” she stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Present.
By Mary Ellen Cagnassola By Alexandra Schonfeld @aschonfeldnyc