That’s right!! One of my FAVORITE singers/songwriters, Janelle Monae, has been named the newest face of CoverGirl! This unique songstress has some big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of heavy-hitters like Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore and other fab women in entertainment. But I know my fellow naturalista has this on lock!
From the first time I heard her never-released debut recording, The Audition, I’ve had my eye on this pretty gal from Kansas. With a voice so pure and sweet, I literally got goosebumps listening to her ballad “You”. Of course, that amazing hair had me gawking… and I’m talkin’ pre-tuxedo Janelle who rocked a thick, curly, luscious fro! Simply beautiful. When she switched it up and settled on the retro pompadour look as her signature, it was a wrap. Talk about a sleek, non-boring protective style! 😉 CoverGirl, ya done good!
Miss Monae’s debut 10-page CoverGirl spread is set to hit Vogue’s September issue. Congrats to Janelle on this giant move in her career!
Photo credits: CoverGirl, Essence.com