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Quvenzhané Wallis Is The New Face Of Armani Jr.

"My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes."

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Quvenzhané Wallis, the 10-year-old actress who exploded onto the big screen with her Oscar-nominated performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, has been named as the new face of Armani Jr.

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She's starring in a remake of the musical Annie alongside Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz to his theaters this year.

Wallis is the first major child star to represent the clothing line.

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Giorgio Armani spoke glowingly of Wallis in explaining why he chose her to be the face of the line, aimed at children and teens:

"Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness towards others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhane made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way."

Wallis said that when she was chosen, she "felt the same excitement when (she) got cast for a major film."

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"I was honored to wear his custom gown to the Oscars. It made me feel like a princess," she said. "Afterwards when I met him, I realized Mr. Armani is such a nice man. I liked that he was so thoughtful...My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes."