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Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria says there are no ugly women in Israel

Bea Mitchell June 2, 2016

Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria has been taken aback by the abundance of attractive Israeli women.

“There are apparently no ugly women in Israel,” DeLaria told Ynet earlier this week.

“I’ve not seen one ugly woman yet, but I can’t figure it out because I’ve seen, I’ve definitely seen ugly men here,” she added.

The actress, who plays Big Boo in the Netflix original series, was in Israel touring the country for Tel Aviv Pride, which comes to an end on Friday with a parade through the city.

Tel Aviv gay pride first took place in 1993 and is a leading LGBT tourist destination – with several publications crowning it the world’s best.

DeLaria has previously spoken honestly about her body and upbringing.

She joined YouTube’s StyleLikeU to tell her empowering journey of self-acceptance – from Catholic school to stand-up comedy.

DeLaria has no shame when it comes to her sexuality especially when it comes to being butch: “My entire life has been trying to put a positive spin on what it is to be butch.”

The star has complained that butch lesbians have been “ostracised”, adding: “Butches have a shared life experience, and you saw all of it in Boo’s backstory.

“My own community ostracizes me and thinks of Nelly Fags and Butch Lesbians as sort of the pariahs of the community.”

Back in 2014, DeLaria also stood up to a man who was preaching anti-gay hate on a New York City subway.

The actress was captured by footage obtained by TMZ firing back at the man preaching against the “sin of homosexuality.”

More: Lea DeLaria, netflix, orange is the new black, tel aviv pride

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