#AuNaturale #NoMakeup #NoFilter #NoWeave #washfacenobase #TransIsBeautiful

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Laverne Cox doesn't need a glam squad—she's always ready for her closeup!

The Orange Is The New Black star posted an "Au Naturale" selfie to Instagram on Thursday in which she looked effortlessly chic with "No Makeup, No Filter [and] No Weave."

But while Laverne can proudly post a make-up free selfie now, she hasn't always had that kind of confidence. As she told the U.K.'s Guardian in an interview earlier this year, "I have been picking myself apart my whole life."

"Years ago, I wanted really highly invasive surgical procedures to feminise my face," she said. "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."

In her interview with the Guardian, she talked about a recent instance in which an Instagram commenter told her she should get a nose job. "No, girl!" she said, noting she didn't post a reply. "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."

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