Meet Lancome's Newest Face: Arlenis Sosa

09/05/2008 at 04:07 PM ET

Courtesy Lancome

Just in time to kick off fashion week, Lancome announces the newest spokesmodel to join their roster of famous faces that includes Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet and Juliette Binoche. 19-year-old Arlenis Sosa was a featured model in Italian Vogue‘s famous “Black Issue” from this past July, and will make her runway debut this week, walking in more than a dozen shows, including Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez and Tommy Hilfiger. The Dominican-born beauty, who will begin appearing in ads in 2009, couldn’t be more thrilled about her new position with the French beauty brand, saying “I feel so honored and lucky. Lancome is an amazing brand so this is a dream come true.” Tell us: What do you think of Lancome’s decision to make Arlenis for their latest spokesmodel?

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Sam on

OMG!!! This is soooo exiting!! :D
I’m dominican, so it’s so awesome to see fellow-dominicans achieving all these great things.
Arlenis is georgeus and so talented, and I really hope she keeps one with the success.

lizzie on

this small country cant stop us!! go girl

Cassandra on

It’s refreshing to see a young African-Hispanic woman be celebrated for her beauty in the cosmetic world. I will make it a point to stop by Lancome’s counter.

Liina on

She looks gorgeous. can’t wait for the fashion week.

Elizabeth Higgins on

It is amazing that they are show casing a Dominican as their new spokesmodel!!!! I’m very proud as a Dominican women myself how wonderful we all are.

Iris on

Its a beautiful thing!

I’m glad they are using a Latina woman of color to be a spokes model for the brand!

She makes me proud to be a Dominican Woman!

Best of luck on the runway Arlenis!

I know you will do well!

dominican_enigma on

As a proud Dominicana I am so excited to see her become the new face of Lancome. I love this girl!

Christina on

Latinas are the most beautiful, sexy, and dynamic women in the world…because we have so many racial–ethnic–cultural–religious roots, and I’m so glad that many of our Latina women are rockin’ it in modeling, politics, academia…the list goes on and on ;)

porque la mujer Latina no camina, desfila :)

Anna on

This is shocking but wonderful news!
Arlenis was only discovered very recently, so I’m surprised that Lancome snapped her up so soon. But it’s an amazing brand to land a contract with, so good for her!
I am very excited to see all of her work, and hooray for models (not celebrities!) getting chosen for cosmetics brands again!

Cristina on

ditto to cassandra’s comment. I will be stopping at Lancome’s counter very soon to support a company that showcases diversity!

Kari on

Arlenis is obviously beautiful and seems a great pick for Lancome. Congrats to her and Lancome.

lia Pe on

OMG this grl is amazing!!

Ara on

Lamcome couldn’t go wrong with such a brunette beauty. Great choice! Well deserve!

Congratulations Arlenis!

Nagiorge on

As dominican I am so happy for her, for all of us… now, there will be more make up options for our complex skin tones… I am just so very happy that a top brand is paying attention to Latinas/Black/Caribbean women.
I am so buying whatever they put out there!
I know have a personal reason to be loyal to the brand…they are showing they care about the other customers…the customer that has the money to buy great quality products but can’t find it at Macy’s counter. Bravo Arlenis! and be safe and God Bless you…I hope her foundation puts a website soon…I will love to help and donate.


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