Thuso Mbedu becomes L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador

Thuso Mbedu becomes L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador

She's worth it! L'Oréal Paris has named KwaZulu-Natal-born actress Thuso Mbedu as the company's newest brand ambassador.

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South African actress Thuso Mbedu / Instagram (@thuso.mbedu)

Award-winning actress Thuso Mbedu is officially the new 'It Girl' of L'Oréal Paris. 

The French company welcomed the 'Underground Railroad' star to the family at the weekend. 

"We are thrilled to announce the talented South African actress @Thuso.Mbedu as a new brand ambassador and spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris in the Sub-Saharan Africa region," the brand said. 

L'Oréal Paris added that it is looking forward to working with the 31-year-old. 

"In addition to her successful international acting career, Thuso is passionate about empowering women and girls by providing them with educational resources alongside the non-profit organization Save The Children. Together. We look forward to inspiring and uplifting individuals of all backgrounds to embrace their beauty, celebrate diversity and foster self-confidence."

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Thuso Mbedu's 'The Woman King' co-star, Viola Davis, was one of the first people to congratulate her on her new partnership. 

"THUSOOOO!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Welcome to the family!!!!! Congratulations," she commented.

Local stars including Zozibini Thunzi, Gail Mabalane, and Bonnie Mbuli also sent messages of congratulations. 

"Congratulations Thuso!!!!!! This is for many, MANY girls of color all around the world! YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!" Gail wrote.  

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Thuso is becoming a familiar face in Hollywood. Aside from winning numerous awards, including a Hollywood Critics Association TV Award, many brands have been lining up to work with the actress - who hails from Pietermaritzburg.

She recently featured in a Christian Dior advert for the brand's perfume, Gris Dior.

Thuso has also bagged invites to some big Hollywood events, including Vanity Fair's popular Oscars after-party.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation invited her to be a presenter at one of its events in March. 

"When the invitation came in, accepting and honoring it was a no-brainer for me as I lost a family member to the AIDS virus less than 2 months ago. Yes, leaps and bounds have been made in terms of educating and aiding people living with HIV/AIDS but there’s a lot more that still needs to be done.

"Keep educating yourself and those around because if you know better, you do better. Thank you to Brooke Shields who was a lovely co-presenter," she wrote on Instagram.

Thuso was recently also pictured at the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project's (CTAOP) block party at the Universal Studios Backlot in California. 

Thuso and cast members from Charlize's new film, 'Fast X', celebrated all the work Charlize has done since launching her NPO in 2007. 

"To hear the amazing stories and to be in a space full of love and laughter was everything," Thuso said about the event. 

She attended another CTAOP event in March and sat next to Charlize at the event. 

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Main image credit: Instagram/@thuso.mbedu

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