MAC just announced that Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin will be its 2012 Viva Glam spokespeople, replacing Lady Gaga. MAC releases a limited edition Viva Glam lipstick every year, and has had some pretty diverse spokespeople in the past in order to reflect their “all ages, all races, all sexes” credo. RuPaul, Elton John, and Linda Evangelista have all fronted for the lipstick, 100% of the proceeds of which go to the MAC AIDS Fund. ($224 million has been raised from sales of the lipstick to date.)
Um, now can we talk about this? Nicki and Ricky are in Miami as we speak shooting the campaign with David La Chapelle. How amazing is it that Ricky Martin is back? After years of being closeted, he famously came out a few years ago and now is a dad to twins. We can’t wait to see his images–caliente for sure. And Nicki Minaj is a no-brainer choice for MAC. We’re sure her look will be over-the-top colorful. We will be stalking the internet for leaks from the shoot.
Rivky and nicki