Best. News. Ever. Insecure star Issa Rae is the newest face of CoverGirl, and we’re so excited that we feel inclined to rap “Broken P****” from the rooftops. (Don’t worry, we won’t really.)
This morning, Rae announced her new venture into the cosmetics world by posting on Instagram a behind-the-scenes photo of herself sitting in a makeup chair. She captioned the post, “I remember being an awkward black girl in high school, reading the pages of my favorite magazines, casually flipping through @COVERGIRL ads, singing their slogan in my head. Never EVER in my life did I imagine I’d be one. I am SO honored and SO excited for what’s to come.” Same, girl. Same.
In an official statement, the actress/writer/comedienne/beauty further expressed the personal meaning of her new role, saying, “The brand recognizes just how important it is for people to embrace their individuality and express themselves in unique and diverse ways. This has been a major part of my personal journey and a message that I want to share with others.”
Rae will join some of our fave inspirational CoverGirl gals, including Janelle Monáe, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore and Zendaya.
Easy, breezy, beautiful...Issa Rae!