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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Kelly on

I see nothing odd about choosing a talented unconventionally beautiful young woman as a spokesperson for any nearly any company.
Good choice L’Oreal and keep o working towards no animal testing.

dan on

I’m surprised they didn’t vet their choice looking from the public eye. Some bean counter looked at the numbers and made this decision. They made a mistake with this choice.

Madelaine Sarfati Cooper on

So proud of my cousin’s talent and beauty.
You have earned your place with hard work and belief in yourself. Ignore those who are ennvious. You go girl!!

Christa on

I think they must want to target her teen audience and those young adults under 30 (or 25 yrs). I like her singing voice and I WAS a fan but she is too much and I don’t think she fits the brand. My favorite L’Oreal spokespeople are Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani…and MAYBE Eva Longoria. I always thought L’Oreal was the more “sophisticated” of the drugstore brands, lol. Lea is more bubblegum and trendy, not a sophisticate. I don’t really think It meshes well business wise with the brand- so it’s not just because I’m not really a fan of hers.

Pat on

I’ve wondered why Lea wasn’t a spokesperson for one of the fine cosmetic companies and now she is! Congratulations, Lea! You have the glowing complexion and beautiful eyes and smile I would love to have.

Pat on

It’s time a fine cosmetic company hired Lea to represent them in ads. She has a beautiful glow along with fantastic smile and eyes. Congratulations, Lea! Well deserved:)

Ikhsal on

You could be her younger steisr! But I don’t think you look exactly a like because she is 25 years old and Im guessing you are around 15 years old And you also have longer and lighter hair

wandi on

Absolutely man!
She’s P-E-R-F-E-C-T!
can wait to see our new L’oreal ‘s NEW FACE!

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