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Lupita Nyong’o Named New Face of Lancôme

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Lupita Nyong’o has a new gig — and it’s not on the big screen. The Academy Award winner is the newest Lancôme brand ambassador, fashion magazine WWD reported.

The Mexico-born Kenyan actress is the first black ambassador for the beauty brand.

According to WWD, Nyong’o, 31, will join Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Penelope Cruz in her new role. Advertisements are slated for release in September.

“What appealed to me about Lancôme is that they’re not dictating what beauty is,” Nyong’o said of her new deal. “What they do supports something that already is — and that was appealing to me, too.

“It’s what drew me to them. Hopefully it’s a symbiotic relationship — that I benefit from being associated with them, and they benefit from being associated with me, as well.”

The “12 Years a Slave” star, who most recently was seen in “Non-Stop,” said she has other goals.

“I want to have a diverse career,” Nyong’o told WWD. “I’m interested in action and fantasy; I’d love to do animation. That would be fun. Comedy, believe it or not. Thrillers.

“That’s an actor’s dream: To have a diverse career that asks me to go into scary new places within myself. I do well when I step into things I know nothing about. I thrive when I come from a place” like that.

— Erick Oloo, The Touch Radio

Source: The Touch Radio

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