Lifestyle August 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

Janelle Monae is the Newest CoverGirl

Meghan Reid August 17, 2012 at 12:00 am

August 17, 2012 at 12:00 am | Lifestyle

The 26-year old singer, songwriter and performer Janelle Monae has become a CoverGirl spokesmodel for the famous cosmetic brand. Known for her iconic style and unique sound Monae certainly brings something new to the team alongside fellow CoverGirls: Pink, Queen Latifah, Paula Patton and Taylor Swift.

Her 10-page ad campaign is set to launch in the September issue of Vogue, which has already named her the “different kind of diva” for her signature style. Monae is excited about her new opportunity as she tweeted, “ I’m strong. I’m beautiful. I AM A COVERGIRL!!!!.”

Monae doesn’t take her new role lightly and explained why she chose to join CoverGirl:

“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them. 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. 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.”

The fact that she has always distinguished herself from other artists is the reason Esi Eggleston, VP and General Manager of CoverGirl Cosmetics chose her for the role.

“Ever since Janelle made her electrifying arrival on the music scene, she has captured our imaginations, stirred our souls, and made us all move our feet.  Janelle is a true force of energy and a beautiful spirit who truly delights in her creative journey, not just the destination. We’re elated and can’t wait to show the world another dimension of her artistic ‘superpowers’ as a member of our COVERGIRL family,” said Eggleston.

Congratulations to Janelle Monae on her latest success!


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