“Annie” star Quvenzhane Wallis is ready to show off her modeling skills.
The ten-year-old actress is the new face of Armani Junior, Giorgio Armani’s line for children and teens. This is the first time the popular brand has enlisted a child star as the face of their junior line.
Quvenzhane says about her new Armani gig, “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 adds, “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.”
Wallis will soon star on the upcoming adaptation of the musical Annie, which co-stars Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz.
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