Gabrielle Union is a shining star in our April/May 2014 issue. Read on for an excerpt from our cover girl’s feature.
Gabrielle Union is one of our favorite Hollywood starlets! From her breakout role in Bring It On to her turn in the runaway box office hit, Think Like A Man, the beautiful actress has made some remarkable strides in her career. Lately, it has been with her latest project, Being Mary Jane, an original BET series that was created by the same production team that brought us The Game. The show pulled in huge ratings, with over 5 million people tuning in for the prime time television show’s premiere episode. (Post press, Being Mary Jane has gone on to become the number one new cable drama series and has been renewed for a second season.)
On Being Mary Jane, Gabrielle plays Mary Jane Paul, a talk show host who balances a top tier career with a busy social life and family drama. The show’s creator, Mara Brock Akil, said that the show resonates so strongly with audiences from all walks of life because “the complex balance of success, family, love and companionship is something all of us can relate to.”
Along with her hugely successful career, Gabrielle has also displayed some pretty fashionable moments as one of the industry’s hottest style stars. Whether she is lounging on the beaches of Miami or walking the red carpet, dressed casually or sporting the most fabulous of formal attire, she always turns heads. Her fashion choices often exemplify a classic, All-American aesthetic that women from all walks of life can draw inspiration from.
On a beauty note, we truly admire her refreshing, girl next-door appeal. She radiates natural beauty and has an easy-going, relatable charm that never fails to leave a lasting impression. It’s no wonder she was one of the longest running spokesmodel’s for the Neutrogena beauty and skin care brand. Her skin absolutely glows, and she takes great care of it, as one of her biggest secrets to keeping her skin flawless is drinking a gallon of water a day. As for her favorite beauty products, Gabrielle loves Neutrogena’s Moisture Smooth Color Sticks, swears by the brands’ Healthy Skin Primer and deems waterproof mascara as a must-have beauty product for humid weather.
Be sure to read the full cover story when the issue hits newsstands on Tuesday, April 8.