Laverne Cox: Nude in Allure!!!

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Laverne Cox has made history once again.

The actress, who will soon hit small screens all over the country again when Orange is the New Black Season 3 comes out on June 12, is featured in the latest issue of Allure.

And she's totally naked.

Laverne Cox Nude

Cox - who was photographed for this racy edition by Norman Jean Roy - admits she was hesitant to go all Kim Kardashian on readers at first.

So, what convinced her it was a worthwhile endeavor?

"I'm a black transgender woman," she says. "I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent. Black women are not often told that we're beautiful unless we align with certain standards.

"Trans women certainly are not told we're beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about herself might be inspiring to some other folks. There's beauty in the things we think are imperfect. That sounds very cliché, but it's true."

Nicole Beharie, Jordana Brewster, Sandrine Holt and Katheryn Winnick also don their birthday suits for this issue of Allure, which features (a clothed) Blake Lively on the cover.

In past years, this annual issue of Allure has featured Leslie Bibb, Colbie Caillat, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Eliza Dushku, Chelsea Handler, Taraji P. Henson and Padma Lakshmi nude, among other beauties.

"I honestly just want to make myself happy most, and if other people like it, then that's great," Cox also tells Allure. "If they don't, then I'm still happy."

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