In today’s dash of kiddie cuteness, 10-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis has just been named the face of Armani Junior! She is also the first major child star to score such a lucrative deal from a luxury brand. Not bad for the pint sized triple threat who is set to star in this fall’s big screen adaption of the musical Annie alongside Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx.
Georgio Armani had this to say about this beautiful & talented little star:
Quvenzhané is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness toward others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhané made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way.”
Quvenzhané is also equally excited about this great opportunity:
I’m so happy to be chosen by mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior. I felt the same excitement when I got cast for a major film. Me? Wow! I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars. It made me feel like a princess. When I saw Mr. Armani’s Prive show in New York, the dresses were so pretty…I had too many favorites. Afterwards when I met him, I realized Mr. Armani is such a nice man. I liked that he was so thoughtful. It’s fun to wear Armani Junior since I really like the clothes. It’s young. It’s cool. My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes.”
Awww, congrats are definitely in order for this little star that is clearly on the rise! Way to go Quvenzhané!