Laverne Cox Celebrated Her 50th Birthday in an Itty-Bitty Fendace Bikini

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Leave it to Laverne Cox to bring the glamour, the drama, and the fashion to 50.

The actor celebrated her milestone 50th birthday poolside over the weekend, wearing an itty-bitty bikini from the Fendi x Versace collaboration. Cox paired the Fendace look with a sheer black coverup, oversized sunglasses, and pointed-toe mesh heels tall enough to make any lifeguard nervous.

“50...This what it look like,” she captioned an Instagram video posted on Sunday, May 29. “Happy birthday to me.” 

The Inventing Anna star recently had another reason to celebrate: A Laverne Cox Barbie doll. 

Cox posted the Barbie doll reveal to Instagram on May 28. “I love her,” the actor said on the Today Show, where the doll was first announced. (The “In da Club” x “Barbie Girl” soundtrack on her birthday IG post suddenly makes so much more sense.) Cox’s doll is Mattel’s first-ever trans Barbie doll. In the caption, Cox took the opportunity to acknowledge the groundbreaking moment. 

“Thank you for this moment for the trans and lgbtq+ community in truly challenging times particularly for trans kids,” she wrote. “I am so deeply humbled and I hope this doll will be a beacon of hope and possibility for Barbie fans and beyond of all ages.” 

A designer bikini moment and a Barbie doll? Laverne Cox has just raised the bar for 50th-birthday goals. 

Originally Appeared on Glamour