The Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o that has become muse of Lancôme, offers to the public the first pictures of her campaigns for the prestigious French brand. Pictures and videos show the Kenyan actress in coral dress with the lipsticks of Lancôme. The prize-winner of the Oscar of the best feminine hope for her role in « 12 Years a slave » is visibly happy to pose for the French cosmetic.
« I am particularly proud to represent the unique vision of women of the brand and the idea that beauty must not be imposed but the expression of a free woman facing herself », she declared during her choice by Lancôme.
She joins prestigious actresses such Julia Robert, Pénélope Cruz, Lily Collins and Kate Winslet. « Lancôme chooses actresses because they are more than faces; the identification is beyond the esthetic register. We are lucky: our job represents more than appearances »
Lupita Nyong’o was born in 1983 in Mexico but of Kenyan parents. She was mainly raised in Kenya. Her father was the former Kenyan minister of Medical services. He was elected in 2013 to represent the county of Kisumu at the Senate. He has a doctorate in political sciences of the University of Chicago and he taught in Mexico and in Ethiopia before taking a post at the University of Nairobi where he is teaching political sciences. His uncle was the famous Kenyan pathologist Aggrey Nyong’o, who died in a mysterious car accident in 2002 having been involved in the death of John Anthony Kaiser. His cousin Isis Nyong’o was appointed as one of the most powerful women of Africa by Forbes magazine in 2012.
Lupita Nyong’o followed her university studies of cinema in the United States. In 2008, she got a great success in her country with the television series “Kenya Shuga” before being impressive at Hollywood as actress.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO