Monae isn't a product of Hollywood's monolithic mold. She has redefined womanhood with her signature pompadour and her sharp black-and-white masculine suits, which she wears better than most men.
"One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique," the 26-year-old doll-faced beauty said in a statement. "Becoming a COVERGIRL is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out."
You'll be hard-pressed to find Monae out of her suit. While most people think she would benefit from a change, we think that's part of her appeal.
"It's part of having something that's transcendent. You could time-travel, you could go all over the world, it won't ever go out of style," she told Vanity Fair about her androgynous yet timeless style. "It's just a part of a 'brand' that I created, even if nobody was watching. I know what I like; if you go to my closet, I have at least four of everything. Once you find what you like, it's like it worked yesterday, it works today, it'll work tomorrow."
CoverGirl is on a roll. Just a few weeks ago it also named rebellious rocker Pink as one of their new celebrity faces. We're loving the brand's roster of unconventional beauties.
Previous honorees include Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah and Canadian Olympian Mary Spencer.