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Lupita Nyong'o named People mag's most beautiful person



Lupita “We Heart Her So Much” Nyong’o has been named People magazine’s most beautiful person of 2014.

What a year it’s been for the 12 Years a Slave star, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress, signed a deal with Lancôme to become its first black representative and made our jaws drop every time she stepped foot on a red carpet.

The fashionista made headlines in February for giving a moving speech as she accepted the best breakthrough performance award at the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

“I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful,” she said. “I put on the TV and only saw pale skin. I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin.”

About being selected for this year’s cover, the Mexican-born Kenyan said: “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen.”

See why we heart her so much?

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:58pm]


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