CoverGirl Ellen




Ellen must be on top of the world. Not only did she just marry long time love, Portia de Rossi, she is now the newest CoverGirl according to OMG! Ellen made the announcement on her talk show and you can check out the clip after the jump.

What do you think? Will Ellen make a good CoverGirl?


Thanks to longtime listener and reader Jorpa for the tip.


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Belinda's picture
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I think Ellen will make a great spokesperson for the cosmetics. She is a beautiful woman in her own right. She has a class and style that are not typically feminine but who says that only the simpering, uber feminine models can be beautiful?
 
In the same way that women of different size and color are beautiful and deserve to be represented  in advertisements so should Ellen. The "True beauty" campaign by Dove has been showing us for a long time that conventional, stick thin, sex kitten beauty is not the only standard by which we should measure our beauty.

I, for one; am very pleased that my grand daughters have icons to look up to who are not all the typical "runway model" types. While gorgeous Penelope Cruz (for instance) is a great spokesperson she is the typical teeny-tiny, raving beauty that I was forced to grow up KNOWING I could never look like. It created much angst in my youth that I would never be that kind of beautiful. We now have the gorgeous REAL WOMEN of Dove, and the unique beauty of Queen Latifa and icons like Ellen to show our young women that all of us can be beautiful.

Its a good thing, IMO!

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ITA with you Belinda not everyone is a size 2.  We all have beauty that is uniquely our own and we all have the right to show it off! So I think its great that Ellen is doing this!

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While I agree that there needs to be more diversity, especially, in terms of sizes and colors, to say that Queen Latifah is more REAL than Penelope Cruz just because she has more weight on her is ridiculous. I've always had a problem w/ the term real women. Unless Penelope's a robot I think she is still considered real. I know what they mean when they say real but I think the term should be the average woman instead of real woman. Skinny bitches are people too! If you prick them do they not bleed?! Laughing out loud

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Go Ellen Go! I'm so happy for her. She is a hilarious comedian and seems to be a genuinely great person. Can't wait for the ads.

Belinda's picture
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I don't believe I said anything like the lovely and svelte Penelope Cruz was not a real woman, Season.  Nor did I say that anyone was more real than she is. I referred to the Real Woman advertisement campaign that the DOVE Company (not I) started with all women of different sizes, ages, colors (etc) to show that the trend is moving away from ONLY featuring the very delicate sizes in the images that bombard our young women continuously and that I was pleased to see that happen. I didn't make the "ridiculous" statement that Latifa or anyone else was more real nor did I imply that anyone was less real. Frankly; I don't know where that comes from.

What I said was; "I, for one; am very pleased that my grand daughters have icons to look up to who are not all the typical "runway model" types. While gorgeous Penelope Cruz (for instance) is a great spokesperson she is the typical teeny-tiny, raving beauty that I was forced to grow up KNOWING I could never look like. It created much angst in my youth that I would never be that kind of beautiful. We now have the gorgeous REAL WOMEN of Dove, and the unique beauty of Queen Latifa and icons like Ellen to show our young women that all of us can be beautiful."

The statement of my feelings was never intended to be a slam against "skinny bitches". I sincerely apologize if it was taken that way!

 The young women in our country who are tiny have numerous gorgeous women to look up in TV and print ads, now the rest of us who are not itsy-bitsy can have women who are considered beautiful to look up too as well.

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Belinda, my comments were not directed at you but at the term itself and people who use it like Dove w/ the REAL WOMEN campaign. I just used the examples that you gave as my own example. Forgive me for the plagiarism. Believe me I could go on a rant about what is considered beautiful in this country and the images that our young people are subjected to. From BET to Vogue to Gossip Girl and so on and so on. I, being a 28 year-old black woman, can get very frustrated w/ the constant images being shoved down our throats on a daily basis. Although, not even white girls themselves are immune, with the epidemic of anorexia being what it is. It was not my intention to make it seem that my comments were expressly directed at you or that I was in some way attacking you and forgive that I implied it in any way in my post.