CoverGirl Flips for USA Gymnastics

Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:14am EDT

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Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin and Alicia Sacramone are the newest CoverGirls

HUNT VALLEY, Md., June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the first time,
female athletes have been named as the face of CoverGirl cosmetics.  Shawn
Johnson, Nastia Liukin and Alicia Sacramone from the USA Gymnastics team were
recently signed to join the CoverGirl family.  As three of the biggest
gymnastics stars, these athletes emulate the iconic image of the CoverGirl
brand with fresh, natural beauty. Shawn, Nastia and Alicia join a roster of
famous spokesmodels such as Drew Barrymore, Rihanna and Queen Latifah.
    "Shawn, Nastia and Alicia are wonderful additions to the CoverGirl family,
representing CoverGirl ideals of both inner and outer beauty," said Esi
Eggleston Bracey, Vice President and General Manager, CoverGirl Cosmetics in
North America.  "We want to honor their confidence and help them shine in the
spotlight.  We are thrilled they are lending their beautiful faces to
    In addition to their new roles, Shawn, Nastia and Alicia received the
ultimate star treatment when Molly Stern, CoverGirl's celebrity makeup artist,
created customized looks for the gymnasts to sport during the world's premiere
    "I'm excited to be working with Shawn, Nastia and Alicia," said Molly.  "I
created customized looks for each of the athletes to accentuate and celebrate
their natural beauty and individuality so they can be confident while
    CoverGirl and Molly Stern are delighted to contribute to the gymnasts'
confidence.  "The way we look is a big part of our gymnastics performance,"
said Shawn, Nastia and Alicia.   "If we look good, we are more confident and
are able to perform better during our competitions."
    As CoverGirl brand ambassadors, Shawn Johnson, 16, of West Des Moines,
Iowa; Nastia Liukin, 18, of Parker, Texas; and Alicia Sacramone, 20, of
Winchester, Massachusetts will be role models for the millions of CoverGirl
consumers across the country.
    Since its introduction in 1961, CoverGirl has helped numerous modeling
careers and was one of the first brands to link models' names and faces with a
product.  The long list of famous CoverGirl models includes Drew Barrymore,
Queen Latifah, Rihanna, Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Rachel Hunter, Tyra
Banks, Niki Taylor and Molly Sims, and the brand is known for consistently
signing models that embody both inner and outer beauty.
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For more information and for interview opportunities with Molly Stern: Lori
Dunn, +1-212-485-6874,, or Lauren Staggs, +1-212-485-6882,, both of Marina Maher Communications, for P&G Beauty
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