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Stunner and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has been named the new face of Lancôme. On Friday, the Kenyan beauty made history when she was announced the beauty brand’s first black spokeswoman.

“I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved,” said Nyong’o in a statement.

“I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

The 12 Years A Slave star who has been open about her struggle as a dark skin actress in Hollywood, credited supermodel Alek Wek for her continued inspiration and success saying…

“When she came on the scene, I felt more seen. Having me on a huge campaign like this will hopefully do that for other girls or people who feel unseen or under seen.”

Nyong’o’s Lancôme campaign will run this summer.