Lupita Nyong’o named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ person

lupita-nyongIt sure is Lupita Nyong’o’s year to shine!

The first-time Oscar winner was crowned as this year’s “Most Beautiful” by People Magazine. The mag announced who was awarded their prestigious honor Wednesday morning.

“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” Nyong’o said of gracing the cover. “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on (it) and feel a little more seen.”

The 31-year-old actress has certainly proved this past year that she is beautiful both inside and out. Nyong’o received a ton of attention for her head-turning red carpet fashion and her incredibly moving speech after taking home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “12 Years a Slave.” The star, who was born in Mexico and brought up in Kenya, told People her early views of beauty were swayed by what she saw on television.

“Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she said. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.”

Nyong’o sweetly said her mother Dorothy “always said I was beautiful, and I finally believed her at some point.”

What is the best beauty compliment the stunning starlet has ever received?

“When I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on,” she told the mag, adding, “and also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress.” “Happiness is the most important thing,” she said.

The “Most Beautiful” issue of People hits newsstands nationwide Friday.

SOURCE: People Magazine

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