The 26 year-old Grammy-winning R&B star, known for her sky-high coif and tuxedo, as its newest spokesperson.
Monáe isn’t just looking at new her role as a chance to pose for some pretty pictures -- she’s taking it seriously.
"I believe it's time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around me," Monáe said in a press release. "Becoming a CoverGirl is truly and honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.”
She told Vogue.com that she always had beauty aspirations.
“Growing up and trying to find myself as a woman and experimenting with makeup, I’d go buy magazines,” she said. “I’d see Tyra Banks [in the CoverGirl ads] and I’d think, Wow, she’s beautiful. It never looked like she had on too much makeup. There was just something clean and classic about her face.”
Cover Girl has been getting a lot of its inspiration from the Billboard charts.
Just last week, Cover Girl announced that rocker Pink would join it’s list of famous faces, which also includes Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres and Taylor Swift.
The R&B singer's print campaign will debut this month in a 10-page advertisement in the September issue of Vogue.