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Janelle Monae is the New Face of CoverGirl

Avatar • Aug 15, 2012

I see Janelle making moves 🙂 The 26-year-old “Tightrope” singer is the new face of CoverGirl. Pictures and videos from her first photoshoot have been released showing Monae rocking her signature bouffant. I gotta admit though, I kinda hope they transform her look a bit in further shoots. With all that hair she’s hiding, there is SO MUCH potential for extreme natural hair porn 🙂 Ladies, what do you think of Monae’s look?! Click below for more photos and video. 

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nubia
nubia
8 years ago

Good!! Time for change from Beyonce and Latifa.. Both beautiful women, but I am happy to see change.

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago
Reply to  nubia

agreed, her hair looks really good though, can’t wait till mine gets that long.

Krys
8 years ago

I read about this yesterday and instantly became excited! She is a beautiful woman who happens to be a naturalista!!!!

I know that her updo is her signature look but I also hope she wants to wear her kinks down as well in some of the commercials and ads…

Shay
Shay
8 years ago

I love her!!! Girl crush alert!! lol. She is an amazing artist. She is really unique but relatable. Glad covergirl made that choice! 🙂

DH
DH
8 years ago

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Zenith
Zenith
8 years ago

Gorgeous AND classy. I love the second pic. I hope she branches out a bit from the “Men in Black” wear, but avoids the hoochie look that many female celebs are gravitating towards.
She reminds me of a young Anita Baker.
Go Janelle!

Zenith
Zenith
8 years ago
Reply to  Zenith

meant third pic- the one with the white shirt and coral nails

Rza
Rza
8 years ago
Reply to  Zenith

I second that. I’m looking forward to this beautiful lady wearing something more creative!

JulesB
JulesB
8 years ago

She is so gorgeous and I just love her sense of style. Been trying to mimic her hair styles and just fail :(.

Coconut And Cream
8 years ago

Yees Yes and YES! I love this woman, stunning!

lina
lina
8 years ago

congratulations to Ms. Monae! — I think the retro look is still trending quite a bit, so its likely that her signature style will be “on play” for a while. Its a nice change, likely a marketing strategy to increase sales among naturalistas, but nevertheless, a good decision.
Not sure if I would buy covergirl products, but at least I would raise an eyebrow now 🙂

Oreoluwapo
Oreoluwapo
8 years ago

SHE IS GORGEOUS!!
beautiful, way to go cover girl, thanks you for featuring Janelle Monae, thank you!

YS
YS
8 years ago

She’s absolutely gorgeous! So happy they picked her #happydance

zimza
zimza
8 years ago

This woman is ultra hip and gorgeous so I don’t see why they have to go OTT with photoshop. Gives her an almost plastic look.

Pretdva
Pretdva
8 years ago
Reply to  zimza

+ 1

KaraJ
KaraJ
8 years ago

She has a classic beauty and I love her signature hair style

Nikki
Nikki
8 years ago

I am a HUGE fan of Janelle, and I almost fell outta my chair when I saw her as the face of CG. When I see her I see myself and that speaks VOLUMES. Beyonce and Latifah are beautiful women and I am in NO WAY knocking them, but we sisters come in a MULTITUDE of styles and varieties! I know many are tired of her signature look but I think one of the great things about her and her style choice is that she is OBVIOUSLY a woman that is in complete control of her image, and in an… Read more »

teri
teri
8 years ago
Reply to  Nikki

well said!

Dana
Dana
8 years ago

I never liked that front poof/bang thing that she and other naturals seem to always do. However, she is a beautiful woman.

Zanthe
Zanthe
8 years ago
Reply to  Dana

A pompadour can look great but a lot of people seem to get it wrong. I think she looks good!

Lenn
Lenn
8 years ago

Yay, I’m so happy for her. I just wish now magazines like Essence will catch on and feature amazing women like her and Corrine Bailey Rae!

Gee
Gee
8 years ago

Soon as I read the title I smiled said “Go Janelle!”
I’m a big fan of hers.

LadySwag
LadySwag
8 years ago
Reply to  Gee

I know!! I reacted the same way. I ‘lubbs’ me some Janelle Monae.

gingerfizz
gingerfizz
8 years ago

Wonderful!

elleroc
elleroc
8 years ago

Yes!!!!!!

DiJah
DiJah
8 years ago

She is beautiful and i LOVE her music! So happy for her. Go Jane!!

Bernadette
8 years ago

Very beautiful! Great choice!! Would love to see all of her hair, too!

Cee Mac
8 years ago

She’s super gorgeous!

ghanaianemprezz
8 years ago

Stunning!But I agree that she’s needs a bit of change.

Tia
Tia
8 years ago

Her music may not be my type, but I really like her persona and I am happy they chose someone a little different as a covergirl!! Yay naturals!! The only downside is the ABUSE of photoshop…she looks plastic…but beautiful still lol

FormerDread
FormerDread
8 years ago

This is totally off topic, but I have to say, I cannot stand Curly Nikki’s site. It is totally sanitized; any comments that aren’t kissing her ass are deleted. She is in bed with relaxer companies and these dumb ass sheep still turn out for her events and visit her site, not being analytical enough to see the disconnect!

AnaDion
8 years ago
Reply to  FormerDread

Really? Do we have to bring that sort of trolling b.s. here? If you want to vent, do it on a topic-appropriate post that probably isn’t being read by several of those “dumb ass sheep”.
There is ALWAYS one angry reader who’s got to take the good feeling down a few notches.…

EDLewis
EDLewis
8 years ago
Reply to  AnaDion

Amen!!! Time and place for everything. Or, you could just not be a “negative wolf”

ashes
ashes
8 years ago
Reply to  EDLewis

And so, you haven’t seen any relaxers ads on this site or others? FOH. I bet that you are just mad that she didn’t print one of the articles you sent and now your bitter. You sure sound like it. good day to you.

Love JAH
Love JAH
8 years ago

What a beauty.…

LadySwag
LadySwag
8 years ago

I would love to see Janelle do a length check

Barbara
Barbara
8 years ago

My natural hair obsessed’s first thought was “Ooh, wonder if she’ll do an ad w/ her hair down!!!” :->

Rou
Rou
8 years ago

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 I hope that don’t mess with her hair! I like it just the way it is!

Rou
Rou
8 years ago
Reply to  Rou

I meant to say that, “I hope they don’t try to mess with her hair too much, i.e., trying to straighten it out!” We need more celebrities representing for black women, who love our natural tresses.

Shahidah
8 years ago

I was such a huge fan of her look in the begining but now I am just bored with it. the ties, the jacket. there is one pic of her in a dress, boy do I wish i had it, she was drop dead gorgeous even if her hair was still in the same style. I do think it is a FABULOUS pic. she is an inspirattion to a lot of young women and not just because of her hair and clothes and that is what is most imoportant. She is talented and very intelligent. Role models like her is… Read more »

df
df
8 years ago

wow, she and i are the same age. WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!
Anyway, I’m really happy for her. She’s truly a beautiful and classy woman that stays true to her creative vision. I know she had to fight for the look she has going for her now because the industry always wants to sexualize female artists. Go Janelle! Fighting!

Godiva
Godiva
8 years ago

She is a gorgeous girl. But why must she wear the same outfit every time. There is a difference between “signature” and uniform.

T.
T.
8 years ago
Reply to  Godiva

Interestingly, Janelle has said that her look is based on the idea of a uniform, so that the tux/suit is kind of her equivalent of the uniforms she saw her working-class parents wear when she was growing up.

Brandie
Brandie
8 years ago
Reply to  T.

But she also said that she wear black & white because she “sees in color” Which one is it?

Natalie
Natalie
8 years ago

Lovely picture it is a shame they have airbrushed her skin tone to a lighter shade. She looks unreal.

I like her hair in the 3rd picture with hump at the back and front.

Blackseat Vielle
8 years ago

That’s awesome for her. I agree with Godiva. I hope they switch up her look some so she’s not always wearing that suit. And I’d love to see her hair OUT!

Rene
Rene
8 years ago

How is she a style icon? She always looks the same. Same hair, same clothes, color choice… etc. I get that she’s trying to define herself but I don’t find anything particularly extraordinary about her though I’m not tryin to knock her. I’m glad there’s more realistic people breaking out than the fake nicki minaj, the press addicted Kim K. and the sex icons like Rihanna and Keri Hilson.

Vonnie
Vonnie
8 years ago

Love Jannelle Monae. Perfect choice.

While I would love to see her add a little variety behind her style I get the concept of why she’s doing it. So over these over-sexed “bad girl” celebrities (did I make my shade to obvious?). Jannelle is a beautiful and attractive woman and we know that with ALL of her clothes on. Which would make if she does wear something different, that much more special.

Landry
Landry
8 years ago

She is gorgeous!

LM
LM
8 years ago

I have always admired her skin. Whenever I see her perform or the like it reminds me of porcelain lol. She is a great face for covergirl.

merry
merry
8 years ago

i don’t get people who think she should change.

sade is one of the bestselling artists ever and she hasn’t changed ish.

janelle is not beyonce or rihanna. she’s not getting by because of her weave or her ability to shake her arse.

i can’t stand that people have this expectation of women.

ashes
ashes
8 years ago
Reply to  merry

^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^
because you know the minute she changed up, she’d be getting shade for that. listen to her tightrope remix. She says people always say, “why don’t she change her clothes,” and she says, “No one was complaining the 3 times I appeared in VOGUE!” Classic Beauty.

zama k
zama k
8 years ago

one year later with some struggle at time, i really love what my hair looks like.
[img]https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/smiley.JPG[/img]

zama k
zama k
8 years ago

[img]https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/yahke.JPG[/img]
time and long fine combing sometimes but the finnal results are amazing i feel good.

alyssa
alyssa
8 years ago

Has Janelle Monae ever been on the cover of Essence?

Sherrie C.
8 years ago

Love her style and would like to see her try new ones with her natural tresses. She is a natural beauty who does not have to flaunt skin to feel good about herself FIRST. I am pleased to see that Cover Girl editors will change the look from the European look (long straight blonde or black tresses) …been a long time coming but change did come.

Dramaqueen
Dramaqueen
8 years ago

YaaaaY! I’m so glad that they chose Janelle. She’s beautiful and her style is so chic! Her makeup is perfect and I saw a picture of her in a dress somewhere online. She looked amazing and though she had to fight for her look, I too hope that she will switch up her look a bit but don’t let them change you too much, Girl!!!

Ronnie
Ronnie
8 years ago

She is absolutely beautiful! Great skin. Pretty smile. I love her pompadours. I only wonder … how does she keep her edges from thinning while constantly wearing her hair pulled back? If I did that with my fine hair, my edges would be see through.

Kesensa
Kesensa
8 years ago

You go girl.Nice hairstyle you stay unique and be unique cause,you aint tryna be a copie of beyonce or rihanna stay true to urself

keya
7 years ago

I think she looks like a young Anita Baker…beautiful

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