It’s official – 2014 is the year of Lupita Nyong’o! The stunning actress has an Oscar under her belt, a SAG award, tons of other awards, snagged a Miu Miu campaign, became the face of Lancôme Paris and has achieved fashion icon status in under a year! And to top it all off, today she was named PEOPLE Magazine‘s World’s Most Beautiful Woman! There truly was no other pick, in my opinion. Aside from Lupita’s brilliant performance in “12 Years a Slave,” she has been lauded over and over again for her inner and outer beauty, so it’s no surprise to see her gracing yet another cover, and being honored with the title of “World’s Most Beautiful Woman.”
She told PEOPLE that she grew up thinking that “light skin and flowing, straight hair made women desirable,” and that her mother “always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point.”
“The Most Beautiful” issue of PEOPLE is on newsstands now. Congratulations to Lupita!
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Images: via People Magazine