By Samantha Goodwin , FashionnStyle Reporter | Sep 18, 2012 08:34 AM EDT
L'Oréal Paris confirms rumors of Lea Michele being the newest member of the L'Oréal family as she was announced the newest face of the cosmetic brand
Glee star Lea Michele is the latest addition to the list of L'Oréal Paris celebrity faces as she in announced to be the latest new face of the elite cosmetic label. "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."
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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."
According to the New York Post, the deal is rumored to be worth $1 million.
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