The Rumors Are True! Lea Michele Is the New Face of L'Oréal Paris

09/17/2012 at 02:30 PM ET

Lea Michele
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Lea Michele has a little something extra to sing about today: as earlier rumors suggested, the actress was just named the newest face of L’Oréal Paris.

“I’m overjoyed and beyond honored to be a part of the L’Oréal Paris family,” the actress tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I’m such a fan of L’Oréal Paris not just for all of their amazing products, but for what they stand for. I’m so thankful to be a part of a television show that promotes inner beauty and self-worth. Now to be a part of this amazing family that expresses the same amazing message is such an honor.”

The Glee star joins a talented roster of brand ambassadors, which includes Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani and Eva Longoria, among others. “This is such a dream come true,” Michele says.

“A beautiful woman inside and out, Lea truly exemplifies our brand philosophy, ‘Because You’re Worth It,'” L’Oréal Paris USA president Karen T. Fondu adds in a release. “We are so honored to welcome her as a member of the family.”

The starlet’s first print and television ads will break in early 2013. However, her relationship with the brand began long before this partnership.

“Growing up on stage, I was introduced to makeup at a young age and I will never forget the first time I tried on a L’Oréal Paris iconic lipstick,” Michele recalls. “It was instant glamour, and I’ve been hooked ever since.” Tell us: Do you think Michele will make a good L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman? 

–Kate Hogan

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Ever on

That’s great! So happy for Lea! She’s a great beauty icon for every girl whose ever been told they weren’t pretty enough because they don’t look like everyone else. Truly impressed with L’Oreal for picking an unconventional beauty. I’m sure her ads will be stunning, can’t wait!

Pam on

Hmm interesting choice considering she’s a vegan and they test on animals. I wonder if she knows that. She is very pretty however.

.. on

Not a fan at all

Doug on

In real life she is an arrogant egotistical spoiled brat. I can’t believe more of her past and time on Spring Awakening hasn’t been making the rounds on the internet. She was horrible. Bad choice to represent any company.

Laura on

If I had to guess I’d say L’Oreal is coming out with a new line that is not tested on animals and that’s why they chose her to be the face.
If not, I’m sure it will be a short marriage.

danielle on

she is not pretty at all. such a downgrade from jennifer lopez and beyonce

ShyGuy on

I’m not a fan of the paps but when you see someone who doesn’t know they are being watched; you see the real person. She’s not a nice person. All we ever see is her Showface, her phony smile. When you look past it you won’t like what you see. I thought she liked animals?? All this time she’s been using this stuff?

fanofboardwalkempire on

What an honor! way to go Lea! Yeah!

Sophia on

Perfect choice!! I’ve never even seen Glee but I love Lea Michele. And I love how she looks different (face-wise) than most other women in Hollywood. (It got boring seeing the same bone structure on TV a long time ago.)

Kim on

She is pretty I don’t get how people pretend she isn’t. And as far as diva rumor they are just tat diva rumors. She probably has moments like everyone, but I have heard from many people who have said she was perfectly nice with or without camera.
If you don’t like her fine but this need to actively spread rumors and hate is odd, just ignore her.

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