Lupita Nyong'o Named the New Face of Lancôme

The actor's first beauty campaign will be released this summer.

Posted: 04/04/2014 11:11 AM EDT
Lupita Nyong'o

We can't say we're surprised by the following news, but we're thrilled none the less. Lupita Nyong'o has just been named the newest face of Lancôme. With her flawless skin and natural beauty, we're sure beauty brands were dying to grab the 12 Years a Slave actress for their campaigns and it looks like the French luxury company won out. She's already been touted as fashion's rising star, so it's wonderful to see cosmetic companies showing the Kenyan beauty some love, too.

"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's official title will be Brand Ambassadress and her first ads, which will be shot by

photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, will be released this summer.


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