“I think the My Black is Beautiful campaign is so important. I am so proud of this company [P&G] for giving back and thinking about our youth. I think it is important for our young girls to be guided in terms of self-esteem, self-worth and understanding what is beautiful … especially in a world where so many images are prevalent in the culture that aren’t necessarily reflective of black children. I am really happy to be working with them,” she offers, looking stunning in an salmon colored short romper, just minutes before she joined “Black Girls Rock” founder Beverly Bond, Tai Beauchamp and michaela angela davis for the P&G Community Roundtable hosted by My Black is Beautiful in Herald Square.
Working in an industry where image is important, Lathan adheres to a beauty regimen. “It may sound [trite]. Always wash your face. Use a good moisturizer before you go to bed. I believe in eating right. I find that when I eat right and drink lots of water it helps. This may sound off subject but I believe that when you have a positive and grateful attitude, it shows on your face.” She also admits that she loves to use Pantene and she’s an Olay girl. “I love it all.”
Lathan has been enjoying working behind the screen, once playing the voice of Donna on “Family Guy.” In terms of when we will catch her next on the big screen she reveals, “I just finished shooting Best Man Holiday in Toronto with the original cast. People are going to be so excited to see it. We had a blast shooting it. It comes out November 15.”