I saw this story pop up in the paper and I read it thinking ‘oh that’s good then’. It then struck me that it actually shouldn’t be the big deal that it appears to be. Lancome have signed their first ever Muslim model to be the face of the brand and she’ll be seen in adverts across the country from February. The 22 year old Tunisian has made her debut on catwalks across the world, including Vivienne Westwood and Oscar de la Renta, as well as appearing in magazines like French Vogue. She’s certainly very beautiful and certainly had a very successful career, so why is it such an issue that she’s been signed as the face of a makeup brand? Hanaa Ben Abdesslem is surely going to be everywhere in the next few months, but what should be striking is her beautiful face and flawless complexion, not the colour of her skin or religious background. Why is this such an issue? What do you think?
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