And the fashion and beauty industry’s love affair with Lupita Nyong’o continues. The Oscar winner has been named the new face and spokewoman for French beauty giant, Lancome.
The Kenyan beauty will be the first black ambassador for the brand, which features A-listers like Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Lily Collins as spokeswomen. In a statement Friday, Nyong’o said she was proud to represent Lancome, adding “beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”
It’s the first major endorsement deal for the 31-year-old, who won the best-supporting Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave.” Her striking beauty and fashion sense made her the It Girl for the Hollywood awards season.
Lancome ads featuring Nyong’o will start appearing this summer.
Way to go Lupi! Even the sky can’t stop you now!