Lupita Nyong’o Dubbed ‘People’ Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Of 2014

Lupita Nyong’o on the cover of ’People.’
Photo: People Magazine

I have a prediction that at some point in the future, history books shall recognize 2014 as The Year of Lupita. It may only be April, but Lupita Nyong’o has already won an Oscar, become the new face of Lancome, and stolen the heart of every single human on the planet. Not too shabby for just four months. ALSO, as of today, the actress has one more accomplishment to add to her 2014 résumé: being named the World’s Most Beautiful by People magazine. It’s a seriously impressive feat for someone who has been famous for less than 365 days, but c’mon, is anyone really surprised? Lupita’s beauty and grace shine so brightly that any other choice would have felt like highway robbery.

Lupita Nyong’o for ’People.’
Photo: People Magazine

Lupita’s killer smile and natural good looks are the stars of her cover photo, but we’re also totally in love with her wardrobe in the inside spread. Who else could rock a hot-pink tube top and orange skirt this hard? She shows off even more fabulous looks in the behind-the-scenes video on People’s website, as well as some typically profound sound bites. She talks about her traumatic first experience with makeup and the source of her eventual self-esteem—her mom: “My mother always said I was really beautiful…and I finally believed her at some point.” *tear* There’s the other reason she deserves this awards: She’s truly beautiful on the inside and out.

Visit to see Lupita in all her glory, as well as the other beautiful ladies who made the list this year (Mindy Kaling! Kerry Washington! Jennifer Lawrence!). And keep your eyes peeled for some extraterrestrial periodical to decree Lupita the Most Beautiful Woman in the Universe. Because that’s probably going to happen at some point.


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