Thuso Mbedu L’Oréal Paris

Thuso Mbedu was interviewed on Hollywood Authentic recently. Image via Instagram @thuso.mbedu

‘You deserve it’: SA celebs gush over Thuso Mbedu’s L’Oréal Paris deal

Thuso Mbedu continues to fly the Mzansi flag high as she has bagged a deal with leading cosmetics company L’Oréal Paris.

Thuso Mbedu L’Oréal Paris

Thuso Mbedu was interviewed on Hollywood Authentic recently. Image via Instagram @thuso.mbedu

Congratulatory messages are pouring in from South Africans, including celebrities Zola Nombona and Thando Thabethe, for actress Thuso Mbedu’s new deal with global cosmetics company L’Oréal Paris.

Mbedu was announced as the brand ambassador and first spokesperson for the cosmetics company in Sub-Saharan Africa on Sunday, 28 May.


The company said as L’Oréal Paris’ brand ambassador and spokesperson for Sub-Saharan Africa, Mbedu will bring her unique perspective to local advertising campaigns, product launches, and public appearances. Her passion for beauty and ability to connect with audiences will play a pivotal role in enhancing the brand’s relationship with its valued customers.

The partnership between L’Oréal Paris Sub-Saharan Africa and The Woman King star is set to revolutionise beauty standards and inspire a wave of self-worth and confidence across the continent.

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A number of South Africans congratulated the Pietermaritzburg-born actress on yet another accolade and for continuing to fly the South African flag high.

“Congratulations Thuso on your achievement you are worth it in every way Stay blessed always,” @RockFilwe wrote.

“SA girls are getting these International damn bags. Congratulations Thuso,” @TheoSifuba also wrote.


Mbedu said growing up, one never saw oneself as beautiful, she could never have imagined that one day I would have the honour of being L’Oréal Paris’ first Sub-Saharan African spokesperson. A brand that stands for women empowerment, with a strong sense of diversity, sisterhood, and feminism. 

“So far, I’ve enjoyed learning about the innovative technology behind L’Oréal’s product range and the ground-breaking strides made in understanding African skin. Their products are amazing, and I’m thrilled to be representing my African community within this incredible global brand,” she said. 

Burkhard Pieroth, President Sub-Saharan Africa at L’Oréal said they are excited to welcome Thuso Mbedu into the L’Oréal Paris family. 

“Her exceptional talent, timeless beauty, and commitment to empowering others align perfectly with our mission. We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey together to inspire individuals to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate their inner beauty,” he said. 

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