Lupita Nyong'o Is the New Face of Lancôme

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Lupita Nyong’o‘s star continues to rise: the amazing, brilliant and beauteous actress has just been named the new face of Lancôme.

This is Lupita’s first major endorsement deal (of many, hopefully). She’s Lancôme’s first black spokeswoman. In a statement about the partnership, she said:

“I had to give a speech about beauty right before the Oscars, and for me, beauty is a compassion for yourself and those around you. And I think that in focusing on that, the light inside illuminates the beauty outside. The idea that Lancôme now has a few actor ambassadors is significant because actors are not just faces, they are spirits that people enjoy and relate to more than in an aesthetic way. We have the privilege of standing for something other than just looks.”

She also mentioned Sudanese model Alek Wek, a personal inspiration of hers: “When she came on the scene, I felt more seen. Having me on a huge campaign like this will hopefully do that for other girls or people who feel unseen or underseen.”

The campaign, which was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, will appear this summer. Lupita is the absolute best. [WWD]

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