Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

A BIG congratulation goes to Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.  According to USA Today, the 31-year-old star is one of the new brand ambassador for beauty icon, Lancôme.  The news was announced Friday with ads featuring the Kenyan beauty appearing in September.

“I am truly honored 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 released by the French beauty house.

Lupita is the first-ever Black ambassador and the fourth Academy Award-winning actress to represent the cosmetic and skincare company. Oscar winners Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz are also ambassadors for the brand.

Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International, said the company’s decision to tap Lupita was because she is “talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices.”

Check out her video below:

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