Janelle Monáe has just become the newest face of CoverGirl. Monáe joins the latest CoverGirl Pink and past spokeswomen Rihanna, Brandy, Queen Latifah, and Tyra Banks. Her first 10-page print campaign will appear in the September issue of Vogue.
The 26-year-old Kansas native took to Twitter to celebrate the news. “I’m strong. I’m beautiful. I AM A COVERGIRL!!!!” tweeted Monáe.
CoverGirl welcomed her to the family. “Welcome @JanelleMonae to the @COVERGIRL fam! Excited to go on this beauty journey with you!”
“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines,” she told Vogue. “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.”
In her new role, she hopes to change the face of beauty. “I believe in the idea of every woman finding their own beauty superpowers,” she said. “I want to help redefine what it means to be a strong woman in the music and fashion worlds.”