Female impersonator Laverne Cox denies bleaching his skin or getting a facelift procedure to feminize his facial features like Bruce Jenner did.
The 31-year-old Orange is the New Black web series star, who was born Roderick Lavern Cox, says he contemplated getting a nose job and facelift because he didn't think he looked feminine enough.
Cox told The Guardian newspaper that a fan on Instagram.com suggested he get a nose job to get rid of his black nose.
“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.”
Despite signs that he is bleaching his skin, Cox says he is happy with his imperfections.
“I have been picking myself apart my whole life,” he says. “I have never talked about the medical details of my transition, and a lot of people assume I’ve had all this surgery. 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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