Congratulations are in order for “12 Years A Slave” Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. She was just named People magazine’s most beautiful person of 2014.
“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.”
She also stated on the Today Show with Guthrie that: “I was sitting, getting my hair cut, and someone passed by, and peered in and said, ‘You’re really beautiful.’” Nyong’o told Guthrie. “And I said, ‘Thank you.’ And he said, ‘You know that girl in ’12 Years a Slave,’ that actress? You look just like her.’ I said, ‘Thank you so much.’”
Guys we so have to agree with this one. Love her sense of style.
Often times, we are taught by images of women that are exotic, with long hair, fair skin and a curvacious body that being of a darker skin tone, with natural hair and a muscular built is not beautiful.
Kudos to Lupita for not being afraid to take fashion risks with her bold and vivacious color choices, short and well styled natural hair.
Do you agree with People on their choice this year?