I’m so excited about Janelle Monae being named the newest CoverGirl! She is so well-deserving of this sort of beauty ambassador role. Since she first appeared in her tuxedo and signature perfect coif, I’ve been a fan. The girl has the kind of style and swag that takes you places. It’s effortless and inspired by her own uniqueness, artistic talent and personality – rather than the vision of some “image consultant.” I love how CoverGirl consistently promotes unique definitions of beauty in all shades. This quote about the recent opportunity is why Digital Runway loves her:
“I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around me. 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.” - Janelle Monae
She’s looking to empower others through her own endeavors — in an easy, breezy, beautiful way, I might add! If you haven’t already picked up your September issue of Vogue, get it now! Her first CoverGirl print campaign is inside. For now, check out the video above to see her on set.