Actress Nia Long recently passed the torch as Dark and Lovely spokeswoman to Eddie Murphy's daughter, Bria Murphy. Long was on hand Tuesday for the 21-year-old Murphy's launch party at the Juliet Supper Club in New York. Murphy's family members, including her dad, sister, Shayne, dad and ex-model mom, Nicole Mitchell, also were in attendance.
"I am so proud to be part of a brand that celebrates the diversity of African American women and inspires them to be self-confident, glamorous and fun," says Murphy, adding that she grew up using Dark and Lovely products. She will be the face of the brand's latest product innovation, Dark and Lovely Healthy –Gloss 5 System, a relaxer product promising to preserve hair's overall health.
Look to see the actress and model promoting the product via upcoming television and print campaigns as well as participating in social media programs and hosting Dark and Lovely consumer events.
"Not only is she beautiful, she truly exemplifies the character of the Dark and Lovely brand and will inspire an entire new generation of Dark and Lovely women throughout the world," dotes Angela Guy, general manager and senior vice president of SoftSheen-Carson, owner of Dark and Lovely.
It seems like yesterday when the elder Murphys introduced the young stunner to the world. Since then she's made a special appearance on 'America's Next Top Model' and was the female lead in rapper Gucci Mane and singer Usher's 'Spotlight' video.
Check out a video of how Murphy becomes a Dark and Lovely girl: