Lupita Nyong’o named People’s most Beautiful Person of 2014

Lupita N'yongo  Cover via People Magazine
Lupita N’yongo Cover via People Magazine

It’s been quite a year for 12 years a Slave actress, Lupita Nyong’o. An up and coming artist this year, she stole the world’s heart and took the red carpet by storm. As revealed on the Today Show, on Wednesday April 23rd, Lupita’s captivating smile graces the cover of People Magazines Annual Most Beautiful People of the Year issue. Of course, it is only fitting that she was named the most beautiful person of the year for 2014. Lupita encompasses beauty both inside and out. She is humble and graceful, and also very stylish. This red carpet season she shined in Chanel, Antonio Berardi, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, and many more fabulous designers. Her modest down-to-earth and gracious attitude paired with her keen eye for style led her to become an instant icon as the red carpet season came to a close.

The actress posted on her Instagram page a picture of her in 1983 next to a picture of her today, with the caption, “Love your stage at any age!” She told People magazine it was “exciting, and a major, major compliment” to see herself on the cover of this issue. For her, the best compliment is when she is called beautiful when she’s not even wearing a drop of makeup. She tells the magazine that for her, happiness is the most important thing. While sharing part of a fan letter with the Huffington Post, she reveals it makes her feel good that girls who see her on the cover of the magazine will feel a little more seen. In the letter, the fan tells Lupita she was just about to purchase cream in order to lighten her skin, then she saw Nyong’o gracing the covers of all the magazines and felt empowered.

It’s shocking and heartbreaking to hear that as a kid, Lupita didn’t believe she was beautiful after being bombarded with images of girls in the media with light skin and long flowing hair. However, her mother convinced her that she was beautiful and eventually she believed her.
With a new contract with Lancome as brand ambassador, we can’t see what the future has in store for superstar, Lupita Nyong’o.




1 Comment
    • Marie N
    • April 25, 2014
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    Lupita is amazing . Love her thank you for posting

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