[Close Up] Janelle Monáe Sizzles For ‘LA Confidential’

Janelle Monae

Photo Credit: Tony Duran

Janelle Monáe is continuing her Hollywood takeover with a breathtaking cover spread for Los Angeles Confidential. Photographed by Tony Duran, the newly minted actress rocks her natural tresses in a low bun and serves up serious face with a bejeweled face beat, striking highlight and deep red lips for the glossy!

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Inside the mag, Janelle is a high-fashion dream as she poses it up in a slew of photos rocking pieces from Rosario, Thom Brown and Dior. The 31-year-old opens up about scoring roles in Hidden Figures and Moonlight, her trendy style, the importance of bringing people together and her new women’s organization.


Janelle Monae

Photo Credit: Tony Duran

“I love telling these sorts of stories that give voice to those who are oftentimes uncelebrated, to those who don’t feel like they have a voice in America. These are characters who are considered to be outcast in society because of their sexual identity, gender, or race,” she says. “I think that these two movies have opened up a new door to the possibilities of telling more unique stories.”

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