Actress/singer Queen Latifah and actress Dania Ramirez attend the Covergirl Clean Makeup For Clean Water Campaign Announcement at Four Seasons Hotel on January 5, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Ramirez is Covergirl's newest spokesmodel.
and Dania Ramirez
are spokesmodels with a purpose.
On Tuesday, Covergirl devotees Latifah and Ramirez unveiled the cosmetics company's latest endeavor: the Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign. Ramirez, who was born in the Dominican Republic, already voyaged to her home country to deliver a year's supply of clean water to a village in need. The trip was part of Covergirl's pledge to donate $500,000 to Children’s Safe Drinking Water.
Ramirez told People,
"This program is especially important to me as I know firsthand that unsafe drinking water is a matter of life or death. When I was growing up in the Dominican Republic, we had to boil our water before drinking it so we didn’t get sick or worse."Covergirl's website
also features a new contest, which invites women to submit video entries detailing how they hope to make the world a better place. The winner will travel to Africa for the next leg of the Clean Water campaign.
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