Jason Merritt/ Getty Images
Janelle Monae Is the Newest CoverGirl
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
August 14, 2012
Get ready to see a whole lot more of singer Janelle Monae -- she's just been announced as the newest CoverGirl.
"I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them," said Janelle, who's known for her signature black bowtie and voluminous 'do. "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 is a true force of energy and a beautiful spirit who truly delights in her creative journey, not just the destination. We're elated and can't wait to show the world another dimension of her artistic 'superpowers' as a member of our CoverGirl family," said Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and General Manager of CoverGirl Cosmetics.
Janelle's first ad, a 10 page spread, is scheduled to debut in the September issue of Vogue.
She joins an elite club of past and current CoverGirls including Drew Barrymore, Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres and Taylor Swift.