'Glee' Actress Lea Michele Becomes The Newest Face Of L’oreal Paris

7:20 PM EDT 9/17/2012 by Stapha Charleme, Celebeat Reporter

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No doubt Lea Michele, 26, is feeling pretty gleeful after being named the newest face of L'oreal Paris.

"I'm overjoyed and beyond honored to be a part of the L'Oréal Paris family," an elated Michele told People Magazine. "I'm such a fan of L'Oréal Paris not just for all of their amazing products, but for what they stand for. I'm so thankful to be a part of a television show that promotes inner beauty and self-worth. Now to be a part of this amazing family that expresses the same amazing message is such an honor."

Adding:"This is such a dream come true."

L'Oréal Paris USA president Karen T. Fondu is excited about adding Michele to her celebrity rota which included Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and a slew of other beauties.

"A beautiful woman inside and out, Lea truly exemplifies our brand philosophy, 'Because You're Worth It," Fondu said in a released statement. "We are so honored to welcome her as a member of the family."

Lea - who has always been a fan of wearing makeup has worn the L'oreal brand for many years.

"Growing up on stage, I was introduced to makeup at a young age and I will never forget the first time I tried on a L'Oréal Paris iconic lipstick," Michele mused. "It was instant glamour, and I've been hooked ever since."

Michele embodied L'oreal's advertising slogan (Because I'm Worth It) at a very young age, despite ongoing pressures to change her appearance.

"When I was 15, my mother and I went to meet a manager who said, 'You have to get a nose job in order for me to work with you,'" Michele told Allure Magazine. "My mother would say to me, 'Barbra Streisand never got a nose job. You're not getting a nose job.' And this was before I really even knew who Barbra was. I just knew that she was, like, the messiah for girls like me."

The ads will begin airing in early 2013.

The "Glee" starlet confirmed her rumored relationship to co-star Cory Monteith, 30, in late August when they showed up hand-in-hand at the  Do Something Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.

"I love working with Cory, I always have," she said at the show's season 4 premiere at Paramount Studios in L.A. "He really, really inspires me, and he motivates me and I think he's just so talented."

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