The young and talented Janelle Monae has just been named the new face for CoverGirl. She joins the likes of Pink, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara,and Queen Latifah on this exciting adventure. The singer’s first ad with the cosmetics brand will be a 10-page spread scheduled to debut next month in Vogue magazine.
“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup,” said Monae. “I’d go buy magazines. I’d see Tyra Banks [in the CoverGirl ads] and I’d think, Wow, she’s beautiful. It never looked like she had on too much makeup. There was just something clean and classic about her face.
“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them. One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. Becoming a COVERGIRL is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.”
VP and General Manager of CoverGirl Cosmetics, Esi Eggleston Bracey, is elated about the collaboration with Monae.
“Janelle is a true force of energy and a beautiful spirit who truly delights in her creative journey, not just the destination. We’re elated and can’t wait to show the world another dimension of her artistic ‘superpowers’ as a member of our CoverGirl family.”