Here at YouBeauty, we’ve been wondering for some time how long it would take for a major beauty brand to tap Lupita Nyong’o as their spokesperson, and, more importantly, who it would be.Well, it happened! The beautiful Oscar-winner has been snapped up, and it’s a biggie: Lancôme!Nyong’o (and her enviable skin) joins Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz and Lily Collins at the venerable beauty brand, with her first ad campaigns running this summer.”I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for  women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself,” Nyong’o said in a statement.We’re huge fans, not just because she’s smart (she went to Yale, BTW) and a talented actor, but also because she’s inspiring black women to stop bleaching their skin, a disastrous practice that’s running rampant in Africa. Anyone who can help women appreciate their natural beauty is OK in our book.“Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman,” said Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International, in a statement. “A strikingly beautiful and intelligent woman, serenely but strongly living her life her own way, Lupita has this special kind of aura both enlightening and deep.”What do you think of Lancôme’s newest face? Spread the love with #LupitaForLancome.MORE: Skin Lightening in Africa is a Way Bigger Issue Than We Realized