Laverne Cox Slays Paying Homage To Tina Turner, Beyoncé And Tracey Africa

September 6, 2016  |  

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Before she makes her debut as the lead in the latest version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 20, Laverne Cox got glam for Cosmopolitan and slayed her campaign, channeling her idols Tina Turner, Beyoncé and Tracey Africa.

Published in Cosmo’s October 2016 issue, in addition to a fabulous photo shoot, Laverne shared what each iconic woman means to her and her personal journey in life.
On Tina Turner: “Her story is the story of so many black women who’ve endured abuse and come out the other side.”

On Beyoncé: Her work ethic is like nobody else I’ve ever seen. There were so many moments when I was shooting Rocky Horror and I’d be exhausted. My body would be hurting and I’d be like, ‘Beyoncé. Beyoncé does this.’

On Tracey Africa: People think, ‘Oh, this trans revolution is just starting,’ but we’ve been around for a very long time. It’s important to know that there’s been a path blazed for me.”

To read more of Laverne’s tribute to her idols and see all the photos from her shoot, click here.

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