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Laverne Cox strips down to prove beautiful point about trans community (PHOTO)

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Laverne Cox shows off her hot bikini body — in the middle of winter

Transgender actress Laverne Cox shares a sexy swimsuit selfie.

It may be winter, but Cox is turning the heat up with a new swimsuit selfie.

This girl desperately needs a vacation. Earlier before I hit the pool. #TransIsBeautiful

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"This girl desperately needs a vacation," Cox wrote. "Earlier before I hit the pool. #TransIsBeautiful."

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The Orange Is the New Black star is confidently showing off her beautiful body to show the trans community and the world that she's proud of who she is. That swimsuit is not easy to wear, and she makes it look amazing.

Unfortunately, she hasn't always been this confident. In an interview earlier this year with U.K.'s The Guardian, Cox said, "I have been picking myself apart my whole life. Years ago, I wanted really highly invasive surgical procedures to feminize my face. All these years later, I have the money to do it, but I don't want it. I don't want it! I'm happy that this is the face that God gave me, and it's imperfect."

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I think it's great that she's embracing her face and her body. We are all uniquely beautiful, and no one should feel like they need plastic surgery to look like someone else or fit society's idea of perfection.

Cox also shared a story about an Instagram commenter who told her she should get a nose job.

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"No, girl! My fans were like, that's the nose African-Americans have, and what's wrong with that? My fans had my back. In those moments, I have to look in the mirror and say, this is my black nose, and it's gorgeous."

Good for you, Laverne Cox. It's nice to see an actress in Hollywood who could have a lot of reasons to have surgery embrace herself confidently.

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