UK model Neelam Gill has been named as the first British Indian face of beauty powerhouse L’Oréal Paris UK.
Gill, who is British born with Indian grandparents, has spoken out about her appointment, stating in an Instagram post, “I can’t even believe I’m writing this right now, but I am INSANELY proud to announce I am the new face of L’Oréal Paris UK. Saying ‘this is a dream come true’ would be an understatement. I feel honoured to be working alongside such an influential company, especially being the first British Indian model! Growing up I felt left out & unrepresented knowing that nobody in mainstream media looked like me, and now I hope to change that. THANK YOU to the whole @lorealmakeup team for believing in me #LorealPFW #Lorealista #LorealFAMILY,”
The model is well known for her modelling work for Burberry, Vogue and Abercrombie & Fitch and is a regular on the front row at fashion weeks. Gill will be fronting three L’Oréal Paris UK campaigns this year, which includes modelling for the new Matte Addiction lipsticks.