54-year-old Viola Davis is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. Now, she has added beauty ambassador to her impressive CV. We reflect on some of her success tips
Viola Davis is a formidable actress, who has taken home an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award, and news says she is the first black actress to do so. With that said, it was recently announced that Davis would join the likes of award-winning singer, Celine Dion to be the face of L’Oréal. About the milestone the actress said, “As a young girl, I wasn’t always told that I was smart, beautiful or worthy. I worked tremendously hard to get where I am today – overcoming feelings of doubt to become a woman who truly believes I am ‘worth it’ in every way. I believe it’s so important to build confidence in women from a young age, and to role model diverse perspectives of beauty. To now be a part of a brand that has been championing women’s worth for more than 40 years and to use my voice to help empower others is truly surreal,” she said of the new campaign.
When stars like these shine, as much as we celebrate their achievements we also need to appreciate the hard work they put behind the scenes. As we take inspiration from Davis, we reflect on some of her success tips that we are applying to pave our own success journey:
“Nobody knows that when you come to the race you don’t come with the same set of tools as everyone else. Even when you come into the race with a deficit, you still have to run the same race.”
“It is like any commitment. You have to work on the passion.”
“You have to reject all of the things that people have told you that you were,” she said. “It starts there.”
Our journeys and purposes are different, but learning from the best will definitely help us reach where we are meant to be, and hopefully earn a beauty campaign while we are at it.