Lupita Nyong’o Is the First Black Celebrity Spokeswoman for Lancôme

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There’s no doubt that this is definitely the year of Lupita Nyong’o.  After bringing home an Oscar award, Lupita now obtained an endorsement deal with Lancôme.  The actress is now considered as the first black celebrity spokesperson for the French beauty brand.  After the deal was announced, Lupita made a statement expressing her excitement as well as gratitude.  She said:

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancome, 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.”

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This is a great opportunity for Lupita.  During her acceptance speech at Essence’s 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, she talked about her early struggles and how she embraced her beauty.  She said:

“I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of a mirror because I wanted to see my fair face first. And every day I experienced the same disappointment of being just as dark as I was the day before.”

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