Lupita Nyong'o Named New Face of Lancome

Celebrity Beauty Apr. 4, 2014 AT 8:00AM
Lupita Nyong'o is Lancome's newest spokesmodel Credit: Alexi Lubomirski for Lancome

Lupita Nyong'o's next big role has been revealed!

The 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner was named the newest Lancome brand ambassador on Friday, April 4. In her new role, Nyong'o, 31, joins current brand spokeswomen Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, and Penelope Cruz.

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"I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved," Nyong'o said in a statement. "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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Since taking the world by storm during the 2014 awards show season, Nyong'o has kept a relatively low profile. In February the Non-Stop star attended the Calvin Klein fashion show in New York before jetting off to Paris in early March to take in the Miu Miu collection.

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The Kenyan actress has also been dating Somali-born rapper K'Naan since September. "She loves his humanitarianism," a source told Us Weekly. "They're both passionate about African issues."

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