Issa Rae may be the creator and star of HBO’s Insecure, but in her latest project, she is inspiring us to be anything but insecure.
According to InStyle, Rae has been named the new face of major cosmetics brand CoverGirl, joining fellow on-screen stars such as Zendaya, Sofia Vergara and Ellen DeGeneres. While she joins a long list of fellow CoverGirls, for Rae, being the face of the brand is about much more than modeling new cosmetics.
“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,” she said in a release. “This has been a major part of my personal journey, and a message that I want to share with others.”
In addition to providing a statement on her new role with CoverGirl, Rae also took to social media to express her excitement over working with the brand, saying she never thought she’d be in such a position.
“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,” she wrote. “Never EVER in my life did I imagine I’d be one. I am SO honored and SO excited for what’s to come.”