Actress and presenter Jessica has been announced as one of the global ambassadors for the new Clinique campaign.
In November 2015, the actress and model broke the news that she will be collaborating with the well-known and loved cosmetics brand as their new local influencer.
The announcement was a big deal for both the brand and the actress, with it being the first time Clinique partnered with a local celebrity.
Now the relationship between Clinique and Jessica has grown even more.
At a breakfast held in Sandton on Friday, Jessica shared her personal testimony of her encounter with cancer, opening up about the death of her dad due to cancer and an AIDS-related illness. She also spoke about her involvement with Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC), an organisation established to provide holistic support for children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders as well as their families.
Jessica has since been spending a lot of time with the children at CHOC and says that they need to be taken care of because one of them could one day have the cure for AIDS.
The mission of the Difference Maker campaign is “to inspire confidence in women and empower them to make a difference in the world, either in their community or in their personal life, through the storytelling of six incredible women around the world: Gina Rodriquez, Erendira Ibarra, Victoria Pendleton, Jessica Nkosi, Nazan Eckes and Ning Chang”.
Jessica also announced that she will be launching her very own organisation called the Jessica Nkosi Foundation, and will provide school uniforms to needy children at the school where her mother teaches.
She further encouraged women, saying that they don’t have to look far to create a culture of change. Like her, they can start with those around them.