Laverne Cox Just a few days after becoming the first transgender woman to celebrate her Barbie doll, she celebrated her 50th birthday with the pink Barbie Bash in NYC.
“Working with Barbie to create my own dolls has been a dream for many years,” she said. “I can’t wait to find my dolls on the shelves of fans and get a chance to add a Barbie doll in the shape of a transgender person to their collection.
I hope people see this Barbie and dream big like me in my career. The place of dreaming and manifesting is such a powerful source and leads you to achieve more than you thought. “
The dreamy party has doubled as a release extravaganza for the buzzing Barbie doll modeled after the actress / e! Correspondent / Trans Advocate who looked gorgeous in multiple looks at the event.
Mattel The doll was created as part of her tribute collection, which was launched last year in honor of Lucille Ball and most recently Queen Elizabeth II.
“We are proud to emphasize the importance of inclusion and acceptance at all ages and to recognize Laverne’s significant impact on culture with the Tribute Collection Barbie,” said Mattell, Lisa McKnight, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls.
In addition to honoring Cox with her own dolls, Barbie is donating to TransfamilySOS.
“We will donate $ 25K to the Trans Family Support Service. This nonprofit organization is close to Laverne’s heart and aims to create a more gender-secure and acceptable community, “said McNight.
“Our goal is always to showcase role models who can inspire fans of all ages to dream big.”
To peek into Laverne’s pink-splashed Barbie bash, peek out the video / hottest flicks from the carpet below: