The talented Lupita Nyong’o has been named “Most Beautiful” by People magazine in its most recent issue.

People magazine has been profiling the most beautiful celebrities since 1990, and Lupita Nyong’o is the 25th person to earn the coveted title.

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Virtually unknown before her inspiring performance in 12 Years a Slave, Nyong’o has since made headlines for her trend-setting style and even landed a contract with beauty brand Lancôme Paris.

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Nyong’o also opened up about her past. The Kenyan actor told People that she used to equate beauty with  “light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” when she was growing up. However, Nyong’o’s mother always told her that she was beautiful — “and I believed her at some point,” said the actor.

 

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