Quvenzhane Wallis is Now the Face of Armani Junior


Quvenzhane Wallis for Armani junior.

Little Quvenzhane Wallis is swiftly moving up that ladder and we couldn’t be happier for her! The 10-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star and Oscar nominee has been snagged as the face of Armani Junior, Giorgio Armani’s children’s line.

The pint-size actress—who we’ll soon see in the remake of Annie with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz—expressed her gratitude for the new gig in a statement:

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 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.

Giorgio Armani also had kind words about the adorable starlet. “Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age,” he said. “Her kindness, curiosity and openness toward 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.”

Go ‘head Quvenzhane!

Photo Credit: Stefano Azario for Armani