June 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Madame Tussauds brings Laverne Cox wax figure to D.C. for Pride

(Laverne Cox wax figure at Madam Tussauds. Photo courtesy Madame Tussauds.)

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. (1001 F St N.W.) will debut a wax figure of Laverne Cox from June 8-11 in celebration of D.C. Pride weekend. She is the first transgender wax figure created in Madame Tussauds’ 250-year history.

The “Orange is the New Black” star’s figure is styled in the dress she wore for her TIME Magazine cover shoot. The figure was unveiled in 2015, but this will be the first time it’s been displayed in D.C.

Visitors can view other wax figures that will be on display this summer for a limited time. Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Sam Smith and Ross Lynch will be on view until the end of June. Chris Hemsworth as Thor will also make his debut in D.C. and be on display from June through August.

This summer will mark 10 years since Madame Tussauds opened in D.C.

“Our 10 year anniversary is the perfect time for new and returning visitors to come experience Madame Tussauds D.C. and see what’s new. This summer, we are excited to offer an exciting mix of new figures,” Therese Alvich, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Washington D.C., said in a statement. “What better time than when school is out, to come celebrate a decade with us.”

Other notable wax figures on display include all 45 U.S. presidents, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Justin Bieber, Jimmy Fallon, Oprah, Martin Luther King Jr., among others.

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