After totally killing it during the 2013-2014 award season, it’s no surprise that the gracious and insanely gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o was just named People Magazine‘s Most Beautiful Woman for their annual list. I mean, did she not inspire you in her Academy Award-winning performance as Patsey in 12 Years A Slave?! If you haven’t seen it…you must. But besides her crazy good acting chops, this lady has some serious style. Who could forget our introduction to the fashionable actress at the Golden Globes? Her STUNNING Ralph Lauren number certified her as one to watch on the red carpet. Oh, and did we mention how smart and personable and totally awesome this “it” girl is?!
Lupita told People Magazine on gracing this year’s cover, “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.” We’re so, so, SO happy that she received this amazing honor, because this chick is beautiful inside AND out. We know it’s corny, but come on, it’s really true! The Most Beautiful issue hits newsstands Friday.