Laverne Cox is first trans person to get Barbie doll created in her image

The Orange Is the New Black actor was thrilled to learn that she would be Mattel's first transgender rendition of the famous doll

Following the exciting announcement, the 49-year-old performer could barely contain her excitement

The Inventing Anna actress explained to People how the doll is a major win for the LGBTQ community

As for the design process, she was 'very involved' and had notes like 'can we make her look more like me'

They had a conversation about highlights and lowlights because I'm blonde most of the time now, but I'm a Black girl, so I need a dark root

Cox has previously broken barriers as the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role in a scripted TV show

The Barbie's numerous outfits was definitely something that the actor wanted to promote