Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj are the New MAC Viva Glam Spokespeople for 2012
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 Minaj has already had a pretty successful beauty career for someone who really isn't in that industry. Her OPI nail polish collection is going strong this spring and she's just been named as the new face (with Ricky Martin) of MAC's Viva Glam lipstick. Nicki's obviously a fan of beauty in all its incarnations and hinted late last year that a fragrance was in the works. Well, it's happening now.
Nicki Minaj scored herself a big profile in this weekend's New York Times Sunday Styles section. Upon first picking up the paper, we assumed it would be all the stuff we already know: she went to a lot of fashion shows, she has a nail polish line for OPI, etc. But there was a lot of behind-the-scenes info that showed us just how determined this lady is to put herself on the fashion and style map. Here are ten things we learned about Nicki Minaj: