EXCLUSIVE: Dania Ramirez is the Newest Face of CoverGirl

08/06/2009 at 08:22 AM ET

Courtesy CoverGirl

Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah and Ellen DeGeneres are in even better company this morning — Dania Ramirez has just signed on as the newest face of CoverGirl, and she’s talking first to PEOPLE.com about joining the illustrious brand. The 29-year old beauty, best known for her role as Maya on Heroes, jokes that while her deal may have just come to fruition this summer, in her mind “it’s been in the works my whole life. I’ve always dreamed of being a CoverGirl.” Not that it’s always been an easy path for the Dominican Republic-born actress. She tells PEOPLE that she’s especially excited about becoming a CoverGirl spokesmodel because, “I’m bringing my story, a story of struggle and hard work. Not speaking the language [when I got to America] and trying to figure out my definition of beauty, you learn to recognize the beauty in all of us. It takes a strong person to get where I’ve got.” But of course, that doesn’t mean that Dania doesn’t love the girlier things in life, like her CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain. “If I could walk around telling people how great it is, I would!” she enthuses. “It adds color to your lips and lasts so long, but doesn’t make [your lips] sticky.” We think that having someone this stunning star in print and television ads, starting January 2010, should do the trick! Tell us: What do you think of CoverGirl choosing Dania as their newest face?

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Elizabeth on

Gorgeous!

Amanda on

She’s beautiful, so she’s a great asset to Covergirl. And I love their lipstain!

Anna on

SHE’S GORGEOUS!! GLAD TO SEE THE LATINAS CONTINUE TO BE SUCCESSFUL!

Heidi on

She is very pretty, but who is she???

ruth on

That advertising marks a symbolic mile stone for Ms. Ramirez, u go girl. In addition, it helps the company bran their products to a more diverse market in which they will reapt the benefits of profits. I hope they are paying her well. Because, i know she will sell the products to a wide range of people that maybe would have not buy it otherwise.

Liliana on

Beautiful and fresh new face! hooray for Dania!We dominicans are very proud of you.

Response to post from “Heidi”, dear didn’t you read the column? this beauty is an actress/model, born in the Dominican Republic!

Posie on

The typos in this piece are offending me.

Dania Ramirez lands new gig! | Accidental Sexiness on

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Befekadu on

She is beautiful. She looks like the Ethiopian girls.

missjj18 on

Why is there always someone who has to be a hater. Sherrick… if you don’t use covergirl then why are you leaving a comment? I don’t use covergirl, but I’m happy for her. I know about hardwork and I praise anyone that gets to see their dreams come true! Go Dania! (Cool name too)

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