Laverne Cox Cried Tears of Joy While Prepping for Emmys
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A lot can change in a year, just ask Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox.

The first-time Emmy attendee shared that last year she watched the show alone at home with a bowl of ice cream.

“I watch this every year, like usually my whole plan is to wake up in the beginning of the day, and I turn on E! and watch all day long,” Cox told the network’s Giuliana Rancic.

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This year Cox wasn’t only invited to the award show, but nominated for her role as Sophia on the Netflix original series. The cherry on top? A custom-made white Marc Bouwer gown adorned with Fred Leighton diamonds.

“There were moments during the fitting I started crying because it was so beautiful,” shared Cox.

A modern day Cinderella story!