'Insecure' Star Issa Rae is the Newest Face of Covergirl

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Issa Rae attends the 2017 Film Independent filmmaker grant and Spirit Award nominees brunch at BOA Steakhouse on Jan. 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, Calif.

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Issa!

The newest CoverGirl is here, and it's Insecure writer and actress Issa Rae!

"I remember being an awkward black girl in high school, reading the pages of my favorite magazines, casually flipping through @COVERGIRL ads, singing their slogan in my head," Rae wrote on Instagram. "Never EVER in my life did I imagine I'd be one. I am SO honored and SO excited for what’s to come." 

Covergirl has tapped other black actresses in the past--namely the impressive Queen Latifah, Zendaya and Janelle Monae--but Rae will be the first black Covergirl to have written and starred in a hit TV show. 

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In a statement, Rae expressed just how important the label of Covergirl is to her. “My character is ever-evolving, and makeup is a tool to help transform my persona - whether for a role I play in content that I produce, or the different roles I take on in my life,” she said. “Becoming a COVERGIRL means a lot because the brand recognizes just how important it is for people to embrace their individuality and express themselves in unique and diverse ways. This has been a major part of my personal journey, and a message that I want to share with others.”


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