Olivia Wilde feels “lucky” to be chosen as an ambassador for Revlon and its charity cause for cancer.
The actress is a spokeswoman for the beauty giant and is set to join the EIF Revlon Run/Walks in New York and Los Angeles to raise money for cancer. The event has raised $65 million for cancer research, treatment, counselling and outreach since 1994.
Olivia and co-spokeswoman Emma Stone are both getting on board for the event, which Olivia is very proud of.
“I know she feels, like I do, really lucky to be ambassadors for a company that takes this so seriously,” Olivia told People.
“We were thrilled from the beginning that we would be able to do this event together.”
The stunning star also joked that she would “probably be walking” the event in New York City on May 5.
Olivia added that she feels privileged to be part of the worthy cause.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find a friend who doesn’t have a connection to cancer in their family,” she said. “I certainly do. I’m really proud to represent that person as I do the run/walk this year in New York — and I really encourage everyone to come out and join me.”
Olivia joined Revlon as she wanted to work for a company that supports charities. The actress admits she also enjoys playing with the make-up.
“It’s all about embracing who you are, and having fun with beauty, not about creating a mask,” she said. “I really wanted to be a part of something that had a positive slant on that whole concept [of beauty].
“It means much more for me than being a model for their ads.”© Cover Media