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Obviously the season of Lupita Nyong’o is upon us. The Oscar-winning actress has just been named the new face of French luxury brand Lancome.

Nyong’o, who hit the floor running with her acting debut in 12 Years A Slave, will now serve as the first Black ambassador for the brand, which has featured Hollywood heavyweights like Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz as former spokeswomen.

“Beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself,” said a proud Nyong’o in a statement via People.

Lupita’s Lancome ads, the first major endorsement for the 31-year-old actress, will begin to appear this Summer.

See what Lupita had to say about the new partnership in the video clip she shared over her Instagram page. Congratulations.

Photo: WENN