Rapper-turned-actress Queen Latifah is venturing into new territory for cosmetics company CoverGirl - the boxing ring.

The curvaceous CHICAGO star, real name Dana Owens, dons a boxing robe over a glitzy silver gown for the commercial, which advertises the company's new product Fantastic Lash.

But Latifah is keen to point out that she stands apart from most other boxers, explaining, "I don't have a broken nose, no black eyes, I have all my teeth!"

But she does admit to being a huge fan of kickboxing, adding, "I find it's a great workout. It burns a lot of calories."

The commercial debuted in the US yesterday (15AUG05).