"I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them," said Monáe in a statement. "One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique."
She added, "Becoming a CoverGirl is truly an honor and a gift. It opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out." Superpowers aside, Monáe is the perfect star to encourage women to be artistic and embrace their own unique types of beauty.
Esi Eggleston Bracey, CoverGirl vp and general manager, agrees. "Janelle is a true force of energy and a beautiful spirit who truly delights in her creative journey, not just the destination," said Bracey in a press release. "We're elated and can't wait to show the world another dimension of her artistic 'superpowers' as a member of our CoverGirl family."
Janelle's first sure-to-be-stunning 10-page ad is set to debut in the September issue of Vogue.