Janelle Monáe Is CoverGirl’s Newest Spokesmodel
Janelle Monae is generating serious sparks for CoverGirl.
The “Electric Lady” has been named the newest celebrity spokesperson for the beauty powerhouse, following in the footsteps of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Tyra Banks, Drew Barrymore, Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Paula Patton, and, most recently, Pink.
“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,” Monáe said in an official statement. “I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around me. 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.”
Janelle’s 10-page CoverGirl pictorial is set to debut in the upcoming September 2012 issue of Vogue with Lady Gaga on the cover. The 26-year-old eccentric beauty opened up to Vogue.com about the CoverGirl natural aesthetic that speaks to her. “Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines,” she says. “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.”
Check out a sneak peak of Janelle’s upcoming CoverGirl ad below and go behind-the-scenes with the Grammy-winning artist. Do you think Janelle will keep it easy, breezy, and beautiful for the iconic brand?