This week, Ellen made 18-year-old Alexis Harris’ dream come true after she was picked to be the new face of CoverGirl for having “beauty inside and out.” After launching a CoverGirl contest to find a fresh face for their new campaign, 20,000 girls sent in videos to Ellen explaining why they should get picked. In Alexis’ emotional video, she talked about being a Texas University student and shared what it was like being raised by a single military mom and not really knowing her father. She also founded the SMILE project which stands for Students Making Impacts in Lives Everywhere where they give food, clothing, and winter coats to the homeless and those in need.
I honestly don’t remember the last time I talked to my father. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. To me that’s helped my family stay so close. My mom is in the military. She’s very selfless in the sacrifices she made for her children. She’s been such a positive inspiration to me… If I could give her anything it would definitely be financial stability.
I wrote into the Ellen Show to tell Ellen about how much she’s inspired me to step out there and start a campaign that will positively impact other people.
Ellen told Alexis she was chosen because, “You represent everything we were looking for. To be your age and to be more concerned about helping other people. That’s exactly what we were looking for, beauty inside and out.”
Alexis will receive $20,000 and shoot her campaign alongside Ellen, which will be featured in PEOPLE magazine.
Reprinted from NecoleBitchie