Lupita Nyong'o has been named as People's Most Beautiful Person for 2014. While the Oscar-winning actress doesn't need a magazine to confirm what we all already know, it's no doubt a nice accolade to receive.
'It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,' the 31-year-old said about coming top of the list, which is in its 25th year. And, more importantly, Lupita added 'I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.'
As a child and teenager, Lupita explained that her idea of beauty was what she saw on TV. And that was largely 'light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,' she told People. 'Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.'
'[My mother] always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point.'
By Olivia Marks