CoverGirl commercial celebrates equality, features model wearing a hijab.
CoverGirl’s commercial for their new mascara is all about celebrating equality – not only eyelash equality, but also equality across race, religion and gender.
Nura is Covergirl’s first muslim ambassador.
Afia said she’s proud to be a Muslim woman breaking through to the mainstream beauty scene.
“It’s so amazing, because I feel like it’s never really been done before,” she told TODAY Style. “I’ve never seen a hijabi or a Muslim woman on a billboard in Times Square. That’s as big as it gets!”
“I think it’s very important that Muslim women — and just average people — get represented,” Afia, 24, continued. “I’m honestly an average person. I’m only five feet tall. I’m not the perfect beauty standard. I never had braces, so I have kind of crooked bottom teeth. This is unreal for me. I always thought I had to be taller and have perfect teeth to even think about being in something this big.”