Lupita Nyong’o topped People magazine's 2014 "Most Beautiful" list. The Oscar winning actress has constantly made the headlines with her amazing talent, her unique sense of humor and absolutely flawless red carpet style, so it was only a matter of time before this type of recognition would happen, which is why the honor hardly comes as a surprise for anyone.
Scoring lucrative deals such as being the newly appointed celebrity brand ambassador for Lancome and starring in fab fashion ads like the Miu Miu spring 2014 campaign, the young star has truly become one of the most influential It girls of the year. Even with her rising fame, the star accepted the honor with modesty, calling it ''a major, major compliment."
Lupita Nyong'o also confessed that she grew up thinking that light skin and long flowing hair were the attributes that made women beautiful and that it took a while for her to believe she truly is beautiful since she was regularly taunted for the color of her skin. The most influential voice that gradually managed to convince her that she was indeed beautiful was her mother's.