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Lupita Nyong'o's next big role has been revealed!

The "12 Years a Slave" Oscar winner was named the newest Lancome brand ambassador on Friday, April 4. In her new role, Nyong'o, 31, joins current brand spokeswomen Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, and Penelope Cruz.

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"I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved," Nyong'o said in a statement. "I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for  women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman's freedom to be herself."

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Since taking the world by storm during the 2014 awards show season, Nyong'o has kept a relatively low profile. In February the "Non-Stop" star attended the Calvin Klein fashion show in New York before jetting off to Paris in early March to take in the Miu Miu collection.

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The Kenyan actress has also been dating Somali-born rapper K'Naan since September. "She loves his humanitarianism," a source told Us Weekly. "They're both passionate about African issues."


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