Lupita Nyong’o Named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Person

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Adelle Platon / April 23, 2014

After bagging the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years A Slave, being the flawless*** face for Lancome Paris and appearing on countless Best Dressed lists, Lupita Nyong’o has something else to smile about. The breakout star has been named People magazine’s “Most Beautiful Person for 2014″.

“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” the Kenyan actress said about the pretty title. “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.”

Within the pages, the 31-year-old speaks about what she once thought it meant to be beautiful and shares personal family photos.

The issue hits newsstands this Friday (April 25). Watch Lupita meet her personal beauty icon, Alek Wek, below.