In a world that often views us as the (more polite) farm team for the States, it is always great as a Canadian to see some homegrown talent make it big and represent us abroad. It’s not like we have anything to prove, but given that there’s barely 30 million of us on a good day, it’s remarkable to see how far we’ve made it in the fashion world. One of the most iconic and recognizable cosmetics brands in fashion media, and something that is pretty much the holy grail for a female celebrity or model, is CoverGirl. To celebrate our homegirls making it big around the globe, here are some of the coolest Canadian ladies who were the face of the easy, breezy, beautiful brand over the years…
Toronto-born, African-Canadian model Lana Ogilvie was the first model of non-white descent to be the face of CoverGirl in the early ’90s. Good to see somebody spreading Canadian values of diversity.
Canadian Olympic boxer Mary Spencer broke the traditional, size 0, ultra-femme mold for modelling by representing CoverGirl in anticipation of the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Her phrase, “I’m strong. I’m beautiful. I am a CoverGirl,” represented the importance we place on empowering women in our society.
After Steven Meisel declared her his muse 10 years ago, ethereal Canadian model Jessica Stam worked long and hard but finally got the crown jewel of modelling: a high-profile beauty campaign. You go girl!