Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose is Essence Magazine's January 2010 cover girl. Unless you've been sequestered in a fabulous chalet in the Swiss Alps, you know that Ms. Rose is the voice behind Disney's first African-American princess in the upcoming film "The Princess and the Frog." I can't wait to see it! Not to mention, Anika is a fellow Rattler i.e a graduate of Florida A&M University, so I'll definitely support her work. I might be biased but I don't care. I think she looks absolutely poised and mahogany glam on the cover of Essence. I'm glad they finally decided to put a fresh face on the cover instead of the same ole same ole. Pick up your copy of Essence Magazine on newsstands now. Also, support "The Princess and Frog" in your hometown if you can, it opens in theaters Friday December 11th.
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