Myths and Heroes
April 23rd, 2014
(Reuters) - It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine.
Nyong'o, who took home this year's Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as the slave Patsey in director Steve McQueen's acclaimed film "12 Years A Slave," said she "never dreamed" she would be praised for her looks and land on the cover of the weekly magazine.
"It is exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong'o, 31, told People. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen.
Lupita Nyong'o is People Most Beautiful Woman
Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California April 13, 2014.
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