April 24, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisLupita Nyong’o has been named as this years most beautiful woman! The Oscar winning actress, praised for her performance in 12 Years A Slave, received this latest title from People magazine and she can’t quite believe how far she has come.
Here’s what she said when the news was announced: “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment, and especially, I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen.”
Always the humble lady, Lupita vows to prove to her fans and young girls and women who look up to her, that anything is possible. She recalled watching the stereotypical ‘light skin and long, flowing straight hair’ of women she grew up watching on the TV, but now with more diversity on our screens, the opportunities are growing for those opposite to the past popular look.
As well as making it big in films, Lupita is also the new celebrity ambassador for Lancome Paris, alongside Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz, and we can’t forget the title of ‘fashionista’ as she has been wearing some incredibly stunning dresses to the past award ceremonies and red carpets, even though the star has described the red carpet feeling as ‘intense’, ‘frustrating’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘funny’ all in the same sentence!
So what’s next for the star when it comes to up and coming movie roles? Well, she can’t quite tell us about that just yet, but the future is looking very bright.
Photo Credit: Mail Online