“I remember being an awkward black girl” – Issa Rae gets emotional on becoming Face of CoverGirl

Creator and star of hit TV series InsecureIssa Rae has been chosen as the new face of cosmetics brand CoverGirl.

She announced the news on her Instagram with a heartfelt caption expressing how much it meant to her:

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. Never EVER in my life did I imagine I’d be one. I am SO honored and SO excited for what’s to come. Visit @COVERGIRL to learn more #COVERGIRLMADE

Issa is the latest celebrity face of the cosmetics brand, following a lineup of stars including ZendayaRihannaJanelle Monae and much more who have fronted campaigns in previous years.

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