For Essence magazine’s annual Body issue, the mag snags the beauties from Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Vicky Jeudy, Adrienne C. Moore and Samira Wiley all shine for the July cover issue.
In the issue, Cox (who snagged her very own Essence cover earlier this year) talks about loving herself no matter what:
This is intense, and it’s hard. What I’ve been doing is looking in the mirror and listing all the things I have an issue with and then saying, ‘This is beautiful.’ I just go down the list and tell myself, ‘You have to accept that this is you today.’ I make time to do this.”
Being [my size] in this industry is so rare, but regular people look more like me than runway models. To show beauty in a different way really lights me up inside. That’s so cheesy, but it does.
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