Show stopping songstress Janelle Monáe has been named the new face of COVERGIRL cosmetics and will be stepping onto the scene in a huge way. The singer will be debuting her new role in a monster spread in the coveted September issue of fashion bible Vogue.
Known as much for her classic look and original style as she is for her music, Monáe will be using her signature look of tuxedo attire and a heavily-coiffed afro to rejuvenate the COVERGIRL image, giving it a less girly, more androgynous look.
The energetic singer’s first spread consists of 10 pages of vibrant pictures of her modeling a number of different makeup looks in the new campaign. The collaboration between the two may seem like an unlikely pairing at first, but given that the beauty brand’s original message is about “doing you,” it makes all the more sense to enlist someone with a unique style.
“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them,” Monáe says in a statement. “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.”
Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and General Manager of COVERGIRL Cosmetics, says, “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.”
Janelle Monáe will be joining a long list of famous COVERGIRLs including Tyra Banks, P!nk, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift and Team USA volleyball and boxing athletes.