Vogue has confirmed that singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe has been tapped to be the latest spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics.

Speaking to the site, the Kansas City native said:

“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines,” she says. “I’d see Tyra Banks [in the CoverGirl ads] and I’d think, Wow, she’s beautiful. It never looked like she had on too much makeup. There was just something clean and classic about her face.”

Monáe also added:

Star products aside, says Monáe, she looks forward to reaching young women who may be flipping through the pages of a magazine at home. “I believe in the idea of every woman finding their own beauty superpowers,” she says, sounding ever so slightly like Cindi Mayweather—the futuristic musical alter ego she made famous on her best-selling 2010 album, The ArchAndroid—for a moment. “I want to help redefine what it means to be a strong woman in the music and fashion worlds.”

You can check out Janelle singing about being an easy, breezy, beautiful cover girl below:


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