Laverne Cox Reveals Impressive Height Without High Heels

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In June 2016, Laverne Cox showed off her impressive height while making her way to HFC NYC’s Hilarity for Charity event held at Highline Ballroom in New York City.

Laverne Cox wears her hair in curls at HFC NYC’s Hilarity for Charity eventLaverne Cox wears her hair in curls at HFC NYC’s Hilarity for Charity event held on June 29, 2016, at Highline Ballroom in New York City (Credit: WENN / Patricia Schlein / Derrick Salters)

Measuring 5ft 11 (180.3 cm), she’s much taller than the average American woman. It should not come as a surprise as she was assigned male at birth and did not start her transition until her 20s. She’s also taller than the average American male.

“I’m 5’11”, I’m really tall, and people have always noticed me. That’s not always positive. I would often walk down the street, and people would call me a man. I would not feel safe,” Cox told OutSmart in an interview.

Laverne Cox flaunts her toned stomach in an asymmetric Opening Ceremony tank topLaverne Cox flaunts her toned stomach in an asymmetric Opening Ceremony tank top (Credit: WENN / Patricia Schlein / Derrick Salters)

Laverne Cox also talked about her height in an interview with Us Weekly. “I’m not super tall — I’m 5’11. It’s when I’m in heels I look like an Amazon! I have a Samsung phone, which of course you can get through Verizon.”

“I like to get photos from above but from below can work, too, if you get the right lighting for you. For full body, if you have long legs a low angle will make them look great! Make sure your face is in the light, though, so you don’t get bunch of chins.”

Laverne Cox pairs an Opening Ceremony tank top with white pants from Ramy BrookLaverne Cox pairs an Opening Ceremony tank top with white pants from Ramy Brook (Credit: WENN / Patricia Schlein / Derrick Salters)

At HFC NYC’s Hilarity for Charity event held at Highline Ballroom, was joined by Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren, who founded the charity, as well as Josh Charles, Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Sarah Rafferty.

Support @hilarityforcharity if you can. This is what your donations support. Thank you for doing this work @laurenmillerrogen #HilarityForCharity,” Laverne tweeted.

Laverne Cox is taller than both the average American woman and manLaverne Cox is taller than both the average American woman and man (Credit: Fernando Lucena / Startraksphoto)

The then-32-year-old American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBT advocate flaunted her toned stomach in an asymmetric Opening Ceremony paneled tank styled with white Ramy Brook “Lincoln” side-button pants.

Laverne accessorized with jewelry by Bliss Lau, Vanessa Gade, and Chelsea De Luca. She completed the stylish ensemble with a pair of black pointed-toe pumps covered in studs.

Laverne Cox's feet in studded black pumpsLaverne Cox’s feet in studded black pumps (Credit: WENN / Patricia Schlein / Derrick Salters)

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