Cop a gander at Hollywood newbie Lupita Nyong’o. This woman has been all over the place lately and there are no signs of her reign letting up just yet. Keep reading to find out what we’re talking about…
People Magazine does its annual “Most Beautiful…” edition every year during awards season. This list is highly anticipated and well respected. This year, People named Lupita Nyong’o “The Most Beautiful Person in the World”!!! This is major. Lupita just hit the scene last year when she co-starred in ‘12 Years A Slave‘. This was a major blockbuster film and has thrust the young starlet onto the Hollywood scene in a major way. She has been blazing the runway trails every since.
Check out what People had to say…
“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” the 31-year-old says of gracing this year’s cover. And especially, “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen.”
Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, Nyong’o first equated beauty with what she saw on television: “Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she says. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.” Her mother, Dorothy, who is the managing director and head of PR for the Africa Cancer Foundation, “always said I was beautiful,” Nyong’o adds. “And I finally believed her at some point.”
As a teen, Nyong’o dyed her hair every color — except blonde — and even went as far as shaving her head bald. “It was very strange and very cold!” she says, laughing. “It was scary but I like to dare myself.”
Now she says the best compliments are “when I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on,” she adds. “And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing.”
Congratulations are definitely in order for her. Way to go!!!