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Lupita Nyong'o Is People's Most Beautiful Woman!

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Lupita Nyong'o continues her incredible year by landing the cover of People\'s most beautiful issue!

And this year's title goes to…

Lupita Nyong'o!!!

This is shaping up to be a banner year for the actress, and we’re sure this is only the beginning!

Following her major Oscar win and her first beauty contract with cosmetics giant Lancome, Queen Lupita can now claim the title of People magazine’s most beautiful woman in an issue filled with fellow beauties like Jennifer Lawrence, Amber Heard, Mindy Kaling, and Kerry Washington.

And she 100% deserves it — not only is she flawless on the outside, she also has an inspiring story!

The gorgeous actress voiced her joy at winning the coveted honor, saying:

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen."

However, Miz Nyong’o wasn’t always secure in her good looks.

Growing up, she perceived beauty as what she saw on TV, which consisted of:

"Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair. Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess."

It was only later in life that she began to accept that she was actually beautiful, thanks in part to her mother.

Her mom:

"…always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point."

Oh, mothers. What would we do without them, right??

Lupita also admitted to the mag that she appreciates compliments the most:

"…when I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on. And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing."

We agree completely!

And we also agree with People’s excellent choice for this year’s honor!!

Get it, gurl!

Check out some of the other ladies featured in the magazine's "Most Beautiful" issue (below)!

[Image via People Magazine.]

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28 comments to “Lupita Nyong'o Is People's Most Beautiful Woman!”

  1. Lindsay says – reply to this


    That's why I stopped reading sht like this. She's not that cute.

  2. kevin says – reply to this


    and let all the conditioned racists all come out. They will find valid reasons why they do not agree with this, but the truth is that for many racists they are unable to identify cognitive dissonance. They will castigate blacks who have made bias statements (most minorities aren't racist due to color), argue that if a black person said they don't think a white person is attractive no one would cry racism, and a ton of similar ridiculous color blind jargon. Seriously it is okay to be your true self. It unacceptable in society just as homosexuality is frown upon, but some of us accept gays. Just like there are homophobic ideology there is racist ideology. So please just be your natural selves, act according to your type; privileged, bias, racist, eugenics believer.

  3. James says – reply to this


    Re: kevin – No racism…she's just ugly. Period.

  4. 4

    im so proud to see america taste bud is changing,,,,,,my mother always told me pretty is pretty ,no matter what shape, size or color ,,so CONGRATS Lupita Nyong'o,,,to well deserving beautiful person ,,you can see beholds it ,inside and out,,,,im about to go, pick up my people cover,,,YAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

  5. Gaga's Fan says – reply to this


    Black is dirty….Eurghhhh :(

  6. 6

    I think Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Beyonce, Diana Ross , Vanessa Williams were very beautiful black women in their times … but this girl neither sexy or beautiful … just photoshop !

  7. loriso75 says – reply to this


    There is no way she's ugly. She might not be to another person's taste, but no way ugly. Imo, she's gorgeous. She's one of those people who lights up from within and it shows.

  8. 8

    Flawlesssssssss !!!!

  9. Chaz Pinna..SuperChaz says – reply to this


    Everyone talks about her being pretty… she went to YALE, she is smart too… or should it be the other way around…..Food for thought… probably for another website.
    More Kardashians…. More Zombies

  10. Chaz Pinna...SuperChaz says – reply to this


    She is the new IT girl… Like Gwyneth Paltrow was… Let's HATE HER TOO!!!

  11. 11

    She's really cute….especially next to those tired relics next to her

  12. shaygirl says – reply to this


    for the purpose of racial diversity she'll do. Jennifer Lawrence is the real IT girl, but I doubt she cares if this black girl gets some attention.

  13. KissMyAss says – reply to this


    And while you're all on here with your hate and racism. Calling her ugly because she doesn't have tons of weave and extensions in her head, or pounds of make up. She's still on the cover and making money. So continue pounding angrily on your keyboard, and being tough from behind your computer screen I'm sure most of you are dogfaced anyway.. Bye. -KissMyAss

  14. 14

    the most beautiful??? are they F… kidding she's pretty but no way near the most beautiful!!!

  15. jackson says – reply to this


    I just read on another site that People pulled out every trick to photograph this chick looking "lighter" then she actually is. notice the brilliant white background. she is much darker if you can believe it then what is photographed. pictures on another site show the difference. so lets say she has a healthy "sun-kissed" glow on the people cover. she doesn't look like a ghetto ho so I think that's good and that's the attraction.

  16. yvassallo says – reply to this


    She is absolutely beautiful. She's different, and individual, and doesn't rely on other superficial materials to enhance her beauty, just her personality. same goes with Kerry & Jen.

    And in case you don't know how to read, its People's Most Beautiful Woman. People magazine chooses not you dumb ass people.

  17. MAESY says – reply to this


    She's 1000 times more beautiful than that photoshoped cover!!!

  18. 18

    beautiful my ass! who are they kidding???

  19. NENE says – reply to this


    Beautiful my ass…Take a gorilla and photoshop it and I bet will look ten times better then her.

  20. 20

    Andddd cue the racist comments. Come on guys. She's beautiful, inside and out, and she's talented. She deserves this.

  21. Chaz Pinna...SuperChaz says – reply to this


    If Jennifer Lopez made it to the cover… anyone can . All it takes is a Village… most likely from Home Depot and Photoshop.

  22. Lina_Bella says – reply to this


    WHAAAT THE WHAAT, she is beautiful but not the most beautiful in the world, far from that. well , when you kisses them elites asses and you become a celeb, off course it is not difficult to get crowned like that on the Magazines..

  23. Sandra says – reply to this


    Lupita and Jennifer on it? Most be based on personality rather than looks i assume..

  24. P says – reply to this



  25. King G says – reply to this


    I just have to lol. This country has become a joke, a sad pathetic joke! This woman is'nt even in the top million, but lets puy her on the cover, affermative action is all it is, not to mention, People magazines sole purpose, Get people talking about us! Oh, and here is Another reason for ALL u pathetic losers to CRY rasicism

  26. king g says – reply to this


    Re: glamapuss99 – America my AZZ, the mag just wants people talking, they know damn well she isnt even in the top million! U ignorant loser!

  27. King G is King Moron says – reply to this


    Re: king g – I can't help but feel sorry for you. It must be sad to be ugly inside and outside.

  28. Ed says – reply to this


    reallY???? well i doubt..she might be beautiful but not the most beautiful woman in the world> there are still other who deserve it…my goodness by just receiving awards, the group choosing lupita as the most beautiful woman is not a basis at all…this is a crazy wolrd!