Lupita makes history again

By Drum Digital
07 April 2014

Lupita becomes the French beauty brand’s first black celebrity spokesperson

Her already incredible year just keeps getting better. From the big screen to global representation, the gorgeous and fresh faced, Lupita Nyong’o is kicking off a new venture.

The Academy Award winner and rising star announced via Instagram on Friday morning that she is officially the new ambassador for Lancome.

“Hi, I’m Lupita Nyong’o and I am incredibly excited to let you know that I am the new ambassador for Lancome. See you soon,” she said the sweet video message.

Nyong’o, whose rise to fame skyrocketed after her outstanding performance in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, has had an incredible year. After winning several awards (Including an Academy Award) for her role as Patsey in the drama, is also making history, officially becoming the first black ambassador for the French cosmetics house.

“I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself,” Nyong’o said in a statement.

Nyong’o's name is now added to an incredible list of Lancome’s ambassadors; Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet to name a few.


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