When Lupita Nyong'o showed the world her Clarins lip balm at the Oscars last month, I thought, "Oh man, they are so totally gonna give her a Clarins contract."
Well, folks, I can't be right about everything.
Today, it was announced that the stunning 31-year-old actress, who won the Academy Award for her performance in 12 Years a Slave shortly after flashing that blue and white Clarins tube, is the latest celebrity model for Lancôme.
Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz, and Lily Collins also model for Lancôme, making the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised Yale grad the brand's only black ambassador.
Nyong'o, who has also appeared in a star-studded Miu Miu campaign, told WWD that she hopes her spokesmodel status inspires women who feel underrepresented, the way model Alek Wek, from neighboring South Sudan, inspired her.
“When she came on the scene, I felt more seen,” she said. “Having me on a huge campaign like this will hopefully do that for other girls or people who feel unseen or under-seen.”
The only thing that sucks about this beauty news? We have to wait until September to see Lupita's Lancôme ads.