Days after signing Pink, Covergirl added a beautiful new face to their lineup… that of Janelle Monae!
The “Tightrope” singer enthuastically confirmed the news with the tweet:
We agree! In an interview with Vogue, Monae confessed that becoming the new face of Covergirl had a special meaning to her. She said:
“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, 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.”
It seems like Monae, who’s famous for her 1950′s bouffant-style hair, and making the black tuxedo girly and chíc again, really took that “clean and classic” mantra to heart. She revealed that she does her own makeup for most of her major performances, and, now that she’s a Covergirl spokesmodel, she’s looking forward to spreading her message of beauty and empowerment to a larger audience of young women everywhere. Monae went on to say:
“I believe in the idea of every woman finding their own beauty superpowers. I want to help redefine what it means to be a strong woman in the music and fashion worlds.”
Much congratulations to Janelle Monae!