Just this year, the Kenyan beauty has snagged several honors including an Oscar for Best Actress, a major beauty contract, and a heap of fashion magazine looks.
Today, People magazine revealed that the dark-skinned actress landed the cover of their “Most Beautiful” issue, an honor not a lot of women of color can boast.
“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” Nyong’o says.
The 12 Years A Slave actress is joined with 49 other Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Lawrence, Mindy Kaling and Julia Roberts
Nyong’o’s time in the spotlight is well-deserved and has been nothing short of exceptional and inspiring. The future looks very bright for our #NairobiBlue bombshell.