Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Congratulations to rising starlet Quvenzhané Wallis!

The 10-year-old is the new face of Armani Junior, Giorgio Armani’s clothing line for children and teens. The Beast of the Southern Wild  actress and the youngest Oscar nominee, is the first major child celebrity to be the face of the luxury brand.

“Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness toward others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhane made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way,” says Armani.

Wallis thrilled movie goers in 2012 with her unforgettable role as Hushpuppy in Beasts and went on star in last year’s Oscar winning film, 12 years a Slave.  She is also starring as the lead in this fall’s hip-hop inspired adaptation of the Broadway musical Annie along with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.

“I’m so happy to be chosen by Mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior. I felt the same excitement when I got cast for a major film. Me? Wow! I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars. It made me feel like a princess,”  says Wallis. “When I saw Mr. Armani’s Prive show in New York, the dresses were so pretty … I had too many favorites. Afterwards when I met him, I realized Mr. Armani is such a nice man. I liked that that he was so thoughtful. It’s fun to wear Armani Junior since I really like the clothes. It’s young. It’s cool. My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes.”

Wallis was photographed by the one and only, Stefano Azario. Take a look at her full picture below:



Photo Credit: Armani