Gabrielle Chanel once said, “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself,” which when translated into Thai is “Beauty always exists in the moment you choose to be yourself.” This phrase is something CHANEL has always used when searching for brand ambassadors to work with. Recently, CHANEL came across this. In Whitney Peak, a hot young actress of Ugandan-Canadian descent. She made history by becoming the first black woman to be the face of CHANEL’s iconic fragrance, Coco Mademoiselle.
But until Whitney Peak can get to this point She had to go through many tests for a 20-year-old woman by THE STANDARD POP to tell her life story. and show that Why does the new face of Coco Mademoiselle have the chance to become another Hollywood legend in the future, where CHANEL saw something in her before anyone else?
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Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Who is Whitney Peak?
Whitney Peak was born on January 28, 2003 inKampala capital city of uganda Under the family where she is the youngest child with 3 other siblings, Sammy Peak’s mother opened a beauty salon. and his Canadian father is a pilot and helicopter engineer based in Dubai. From a young age, Whitney Peak was brought up as a true modern woman. She can have her own mind and be completely independent. Which her family sent her to go to a boarding school since she was young And she is serious about training as a swimmer. along with a coach who is a former Olympic swimmer from Sudan
But when Whitney Peak was 9 years old, her life goals were changed dramatically. after the family decided to moveBritish Columbia Canada permanently, which made her abandon her dream of becoming a swimmer. Because it was difficult for her to adapt to a new way of life and society. A few years later, she started as a teenager and was shaped by the activities of watching Disney Channel on a regular basis with series such as That’s So Raven and Lizzie McGuire One day she sees an advertisement on a channel that recruits children to become new actors of the channel, which Whitney Paek is interested in and asks her mother to audition.
Whitney Peak filming Gossip Girl in New York.
Whitney Peak attends a major Hollywood event.
Both the Met Gala and the Academy Museum Gala.
Even though the audition at that time turned out to be that she was tricked, later Whitney Peak continued to work hard to cast various events. And has received many supporting roles such as in the series Minority Report In 2017, she was cast as Stella in the film. Molly’s Game Academy Award-winning director Aaron Sorkin stars alongside star actress Jessica Chastain.
In 2019, Whitney Peak’s name became even more well-known when she was cast in the series. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina of Netflix before 2021 can be considered the year of her birth. By moving to New York to star in the series. Gossip Girl New version of HBO Max and continued with the role of Becca in the sequel. Hocus Pocus 2 of Disney+ where she stars alongside iconic stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler.
Whitney Peak is considered one of the New Wave actors that Hollywood is paying a lot of attention to and is another hope of the industry just like your friends. Hers include Sabrina Carpenter and Gabriel LaBelle, who recently starred in the movie. The Fabelmans of Steven Spielberg. She was also close to Jeremy O. Harris, one of the most important LGBTQIA+ authors and actors of our time. Whitney Peak once said in an interview that In the future, she still wants to focus on being an actress. And one day, I want to have a chance to play in a movie from the hip indie label A24 behind the story. Everything Everywhere All at Once, Uncut Gems, Minari and Midsommar
Whitney Peak and CHANEL
As of 2021, Whitney Peak has become one of the youngest CHANEL brand ambassadors in the Americas. She featured in the CHANEL 22 bag campaign alongside Lily-Rose Depp and Margaret Qualley and attended many of the industry’s most important events. to represent CHANEL, the Met Gala, the museum gala Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Tribecca Film Festival dinner and CHANEL Metiers d’art 2023 show in Dakar, Senegal. But these are no match for Whitney Peak’s next project with CHANEL.
Coco Mademoiselle perfume campaign
2023 is the year CHANEL wants to write a new chapter in Coco Mademoiselle’s history by choosing Whitney Peak as the first black woman to face it. Coco Mademoiselle was chosen because Coco Mademoiselle was inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s glamor, freedom, foresight, enjoyment and courage in her early 20s. of himself, not following the framework of society that was placed on women Which is what Whitney Peak reflects today as she is searching for herself and her position in the industry.
Coco Mademoiselle was first launched in 2001 by perfumer Jacques Polge. Today, his son Olivier Polge continues the revolutionary CHANEL philosophy as an In-House Perfumer, which he talks about. Why Whitney Peak is a perfect fit to represent Coco Mademoiselle
“Coco Mademoiselle was inspired by Gabrielle Chanel early in her career. Her success exceeded her expectations, and I think Whitney Peak represents that very well.”
behind the scenes of the commercial shootingCoco Mademoiselle perfume in Paris
In this campaign, top husband-wife photographers Industry stars like Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were filmed in Paris, where Whitney Peak shared with ELLE USA about the filming experience. “I felt like I was on a mini-movie set and everyone would call me Coco all the time. ‘Now you’re Crazy Coco going out with friends.’ or another period will say ‘You’re Sexy Coco in bed with your lover’ In which I played many roles that I had never done before. Because before, it was always a young woman on the silver screen. Filming this ad is like an indication and prediction of what the next decade of my life will be like.”
On top of that, Whitney Peak shared the process of capturing Gabrielle Chanel’s spirit and charm: “I didn’t know Gabrielle Chanel that much in the beginning. But I’m trying to learn the different aspects. about you During her time it was very unusual for a woman to be stubborn, independent, intelligent, always driven. and defy society’s expectations of you and dare to have their own point of view I had the opportunity to visit her apartment in Paris. Get to know her history know the relationship she had And that she is always attentive to those around her that she works with. which from all ensemble So I felt very connected to the roots of Gabrielle Chanel’s identity.”
But what’s most important about Whitney Peak’s new campaign for Coco Mademoiselle fragrance is how powerful and driving the concept of modern feminine beauty comes in all its forms and shades. She also told ELLE USA, “I feel like So fortunate and glad to have this opportunity. Because when I was young I rarely saw anyone in this position and represented a woman like me. Being a part of CHANEL campaigns at this age, I am proud of myself. I think it’s very cool.”
Coco Mademoiselle perfume