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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Jess on

I love Lea, but I’m surprised. I guess because she was vegan, I assumed she was an advocate for animal rights, and L’Oreal is a company that is infamous for still testing their cosmetic products on animals. I know a lot of people won’t agree with me, but I’m a little disappointed in her :(

Torrence on

I say get it girl and I didn’t even like this chick. I don’t think Glee is still popular but she manages to snag a contract and make a bundle, more power to you. The economy sucks, even in Hollywood. Make that coin.

proveg on

So sad that she’d sell out the animals to make a buck. I hope they show her what goes on “behind the scenes” and then hopefully someone will ask her, “Are you worth it?”

Jill on

Lea is a proud Vegan and she will NOT like how L’oreal does cruel animal testing. I would never work for this company

Kristina on

Of course ignorant people are gonna make comments about the way Lea looks. Stop being so negative people. What’s wrong with Lea being used as the face of a make up brand? She may not look picture perfect compared to J.Lo, but it’s a start for girls who always felt the way Lea felt growing up.

sejuti on

SO PROUD!!! Love you lea

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Joe on

Why don’t people read the comments. 1. Lea isn’t a vegan anymore. 2. L’Oreal has recently said they are backing away from animal testing and is working with the EPA to fine better testing methods. 3. stop believing every rumor you hear. 4. I have no idea how people say she is unattractive. If you said she wasn’t you cup of tea ok, but to claim she is unattractive just makes no sense.

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omerta138 on

Ugh why? she’s so unattractive and a mega b**ch.

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