Laverne Cox is human perfection. Whether she’s championing the cause of her fellow trans people or spreading the truth about how “babies are shady” on The Mindy Project, she does it all with grace and envious beauty. Beauty that apparently does not come from a tube or a compact, as we can see in this no-makeup selfie she posted to Instagram.
Finally a few days to relax. I feel so privileged to be able to do work that I love and very privileged to be able to take time off occasionally. I take none of it lightly. Always good to have days with no makeup to let my skin breath[e]. #washfacenobase #TransIsBeautiful
In a new interview with Bust, Cox discussed her recent success and how far she’s come.
“Three or four years ago I could barely pay my rent,” the Emmy-nominated star of Netflix’s hit show Orange is the New Black tells me over lavender mint tea. “So it’s nice to be in demand.”