Laverne Cox worries people think she is beautiful ''for a trans person''.

The 'Orange Is The New Black' star has revealed that while she gets lots of compliments on her appearance, she doesn't know how sincere they truly are.

She said: ''So many people on my social media pages say, 'You're gorgeous,' and who doesn't like hearing that?

''But it made me think: Are people saying I'm beautiful for a trans person? Are they saying I'm beautiful because they couldn't tell I'm trans? I mean, you can find blogs where people are like, 'Laverne Cox is drop-dead gorgeous,' and there are other blogs saying I have 'linebacker proportions.'''

Despite this, the 31-year-old transgender actress said she has ''learnt to love and accept'' everything about herself.

She told Nylon magazine: ''Years ago I wanted to have the kind of cosmetic facial feminisation surgery that Caitlyn [Jenner] has made popular in terms of people's understanding.

''But I didn't have the money to do it. I'm so blessed and grateful that I didn't because I would look completely different. I've had to learn to love and accept all those things about me that make me distinctly trans: my broad shoulders, my big hands and feet, my deep voice.''