Cox, 31, spoke about what the historic honor means to her in a statement on the Madame Tussauds San Francisco website
. "I am so deeply honored to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy," she said. "When I think about being who I am, a black trans woman from a working class background raised in Mobile, Alabama, this honor feels even more improbable and extraordinary. It is my hope that this will be a source of inspiration for everyone who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible."