I love when an actress stands out among the crowd. One who doesn’t follow the rules of Hollywood. And doesn’t fit the mold that the entertainment industry sets out for them. Zoe Saldana is that person to me. It makes perfect sense that L’Oreal Paris would name her their newest international spokesperson.
“Growing up, I was taught to believe that I am capable to do anything a man can do. This family philosophy has shaped who I am today, and is a conviction that will always accompany me through life. As a L’Oreal Paris Spokesperson, being able to say “We’re worth it” means so much to me. I want to share that value with women so they can embrace it and execute life with confidence. I am thrilled to join this beauty journey with such an inspirational brand,” said Zoe Saldana.
Here are three reasons Zoe Saldana is a standout in my eyes:
1. She’s Proud of her Heritage: Born of a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother, Zoe has nothing but respect for her ethnicity. “It doesn’t matter how much backlash I will get for it,” she says, “I will honor and respect my black community because that’s who I am,” said Saldana in a 2013 interview for Allure magazine.
2. She’s Supports the Unconventional Actress: Sci-fi actresses are not the Hollywood norm, but that means nothing to her. Zoe told TrekMovie.com, “I am driven toward women who are very strong and commanding and kick alien ass and all that stuff, and also kiss aliens.”
3. She Loves the Skin she’s In: Zoe told Women’s Health in a 2009 interview, “I’m very accepting with my age. It’s like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you’ve become comfortable in your skin. But God as my witness, I am going to try to do everything I can to keep this ass together for as long as I possibly can—without going against nature.”
Zoe Saldana joins Julianne Moore, Freida Pinto, Eva Longoria, Blake Lively, Lara Stone, RyanReynolds, Laetitia Casta, and Jane Fonda as the latest L’Oreal Paris Spokesperson.