By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
Insecure actress and co-creator, Issa Rae has landed her first beauty gig as the newest CoverGirl spokesmodel.
The Golden Globe nominee shared the news with her one million Instagram followers with a behind-the-scenes image of what appears to be a CoverGirl shoot.
“I remember being an awkward black girl in high school, reading the pages of my favorite magazines, casually flipping through ads, singing their slogan in my head,” Issa captioned the photo. “Never EVER in my life did I imagine I’d be one. I am SO honored and SO excited for what’s to come.”
The brand revealed that it chose Issa because she “truly embodies the CoverGirl spirit of inclusive self-expression, inspiring people to embrace what makes them unique and confidently represent that to the world.”
If you follow the star on social media and watch Insecure, you’re probably thinking that it’s about time Issa scored a beauty gig.
The actress is a beauty chameleon who can rock a sultry smoky eye on the red carpet one day, and get playful with blue eyeliner and hot pink lipstick the next.
“I’ve taken an interest beyond the basics, considering my features more carefully and realizing I can accentuate them to play up things I love best about myself. The possibilities are endless with makeup,” the star told buzzfeed.com.
Check out her behind-the-scenes photos in the slides above.