Janelle Monáe is feeling easy, breezy, and beautiful. The “Tightrope” singer has been named the newest face of CoverGirl.
The 26-year-old Kansas native took to Twitter to celebratethe 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!”
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 ofVogue.
“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman andexperimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines,” she toldVogue. “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 beautysuperpowers,” she said. “I want to help redefine what it means to be a strong woman in the music and fashion worlds.”