Said quirky diva (according to Vogue) - who was recently featured in Vanity Fair - just wrapped her first COVERGIRL ad shoot, which will debut in the September issue. Rocking a black-and-white wardrobe, as always, she - and her signature coiffure - are on a mission to encourage the rest of us to use our artistic powers to play, change, transform. "I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them," says Monáe. "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."
Janelle does more than talk the talk & wait for her phat endorsement check - she also founded Super7, her non-profit committed to providing essential "Super Powers" to young women and young girls everywhere, focusing on their health, well being, and personal dreams. "
Janelle is a true force of energy and a beautiful spirit who truly delights in her creative journey, not just the destination," adds Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and General Manager, COVERGIRL Cosmetics. "We're elated and can’t wait to show the world another dimension of her artistic ‘superpowers’ as a member of our COVERGIRL family."
- Lesley Scott