Landing a cosmetics contract is a huge deal for a model and signing on to become a global ambassador for one of the largest brands is an even bigger feat. Recently, Nigerian-born model Adeola Ariyo made history with Elizabeth Arden selected her as their first brand ambassador in Africa.
Corne Nel, Managing Director of Elizabeth Arden in Africa, said "With this appointment, beauty powerhouse Elizabeth Arden is growing its footprint in Africa. ‘Expanding into Africa is an exciting venture for our brand. It’s an opportunity to really celebrate African beauty.’
Adeloa, who's also appeared in Sports Illustrated, was celebrated by ELLE editor, Jackie Burger, who said,
‘What stands out for me about Adeola is that she truly represents the Elizabeth Arden brand. She is the best choice for the beauty house, because she embodies incredible beauty and substance. Adeola is well travelled and truly committed to young women on the African continent. She is sincere and authentic, and what shines through is that she is here to represent African women and educate us about beauty and what beauty means today.’Celebrating her landmark accomplishment, Adeola, who began modeling at the age of 13 in London, said, ‘Being chosen as an Elizabeth Arden Brand Ambassador in Africa is an incredible honor. Elizabeth Arden herself was an entrepreneur, a women’s advocate and champion for holistic beauty, inspiring women all over the world. I’m proud to be associated with a brand that embodies such important values. http://www.reverbnation.com/p/Gxv_EA