All that prior
Vogue-ing pays off.
By Fred Mills
Billboard.com is reporting that the “latest gorgeous face”
of CoverGirl cosmetics is none other
than the mighty Janelle Monae, recently profiled in these very pages (and also
a stalwart campaigner this year for President Obama).
Monae is quoted as saying, “I believe it’s time that
women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to
change the world around them. One of my core values is to help redefine what it
means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to
empower the wonderful things that make us unique. 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.”
She will make her magazine pictorial debut in the September issue of Vogue.