As reported in Vogue–and announced via twitter–Janelle Monaé is the new face of CoverGirl cosmetics, the latest in an iconic series of campaigns that in the past has featured the likes of Rihanna, Brandy, Queen Latifah and Tyra Banks. As Janelle put it:
“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….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.”
Watch the viral videos behind the scenes of the CoverGirl shoot below and after the jump and look out for her 1st 10-page print campaign will appear in the September issue of Vogue.
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