“Twelve Years a Slave” Actress Named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

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People magazine has named the Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o the most beautiful woman of 2014.

Nyong’o earned an Academy Award in 2014 as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her part in the award-winning movie, “Twelve Years a Slave”. She has recently supported alongside Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore in the 2014 movie, “Non-Stop”, according to imdb.com.

“It was exciting and just an amazing accomplishment. I was happy for all the girls that would see me on [the magazine cover] and feel a little more seen,” explained Nyong’o in an interview with People Magazine. Nyong’o had also recently become the face of Lancome Cosmetics, according to Time Magazine.

However, according to Nyong’o, she didn’t think she was beautiful when she was young because women she had seen on television had “light skin and long, flowing, straight hair.”Lupita’s mother was the first to call her beautiful, and according to Nyong’o, she “finally believed her mother at some point,” reported People Magazine.