Lupita Nyong’o won over audiences this year with her Oscar-winning performance as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, her thoughtful speeches and interviews and her killer red carpet fashion and beauty. So it’s no surprise that Lancôme has chosen her to join the ranks of Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts as its newest face.
"For me, beauty is a compassion for yourself and those around you. And I think that in focusing on that, the light inside illuminates the beauty outside," the actress told WWD. "The idea that Lancôme now has a few actor ambassadors is significant because actors are not just faces, they are spirits that people enjoy and relate to more than in an aesthetic way. We have the privilege of standing for something other than just looks."
With an attitude like that, this is sure to be just the beginning for Nyong’o. The campaign, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, will debut in September. Watch her personal announcement below.