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Ten-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild and the youngest Oscar nominee of all time, is the new face of Armani Junior, Giorgio Armani’s line for children and teens. The young star, who will star in the remake of the musical Annie was photographed by Stefano Azario.

Says Giorgio Armani: “Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness towards others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhane made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way.”

Says Wallis: “I’m so happy to be chosen by Mr. Armani to be his ambassador for Armani Junior. I felt the same excitement when I got cast for a major film. Me? Wow! I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars. It made me feel like a princess. When I saw Mr. Armani’s Prive’ show in New York, the dresses were so pretty . . . I had too many favorites. Afterwards when I met him, I realized Mr. Armani is such a nice man. I liked that he was so thoughtful. It’s fun to wear Armani Junior since I really like the clothes. It’s young. It’s cool. My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes.”

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  • Genuinesol

    She is truly inspirational and it is encouraging to see that she has been landing quality roles on the big screen and the small screen. I wonder if a television show is in her future? She is so adorable and precocious. If I am not mistaken, does this not make her one of several black females that have been hired as the face of a major fashion line? We have Rihanna, Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Lupita N’yongo, and Kerry Washington among others who are now the face of a cosmetic/fashion brand. This is so inspiring, not just for black girls, but for black men and black boys who want to see the women that resemble the vast complexions, hair textures, and features of their mothers, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, and cousins celebrated.
    It should be inspiring for everyone, truly, since we live in an extremely diverse nation that has benefited immensely due to its diversity.