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It’s Laverne Cox’s world and we’re just living (for her!) in it.

Photographed by Alexei Hay for the cover of Entertainment Weekly, the Orange Is the New Black beauty embodies Lady Liberty in a plunging blue-green dress with matching crown and torch under the headline “AMERICA’S TRANSFORMATION.”

The “Special LGBT issue”–the magazine’s first in 15 years–calls Cox not just a human being, but an icon. “She speaks and moves with the grace of a movie star from a bygone era,” writes Melissa Maerz, “and yet she’s never anything less than real.

Get it, Laverne!

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The new issue of Entertainment Weekly hits newsstands tomorrow, June 12.