Screen sensation, Lupita Nyong’0, who took home the Best Supporting Actress honor for 12 Years A Slave, has been tapped by Lancôme to be the latest ambassador and face for it’s line in in a planned September ad campaign. Lancôme has a history of working with Oscar-winning actresses including such prominent stars as Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts.

Lupita has taken the world by storm this year with both her amazing acting talents and her breathtaking natural beauty.  She also appeared in Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 campaign and is emerging as a  rising star in the fashion industry.  She has been hailed for her elegance and style throughout the awards season, shimmering in everything from Chanel to her outstanding red carpet Ralph Lauren cape dress that stole the show at the Golden Globes.

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved,” Nyong’o said at the announcement. “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.” Nyong’o said in a statement released by the French beauty house.

“I had to give a speech about beauty right before the Oscars,” she told Women’s Wear Daily, “and 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 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.”

Nyong’o will be back on the Awards beat with her ‘her first post-Oscars appearance at the April 12 GLAAD Media Awards, reports E!

-Patricia Rashidi 



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