Actress Lupita Nyong’o who took over the world with her first feature film, 12 Years A Slave—and went as far as winning 2014 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress has been named as People magazine’s Most Beautiful woman of 2014.
Speaking to the magazine about the honor, the actress explained when she grew up she thought the definition of beauty was ‘light skin and flowing, straight hair’.
She also said: [My mother] always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point.’ She said she was excited for the news to be announced, not just for her benefit, but for all the young girls in the world: ‘All the girls who would see me … and feel a little more seen’.
Check below for the Top 10 2014 Most Beautiful Women in the World list…
1. Lupita Nyong’o
2. Kerri Russell
3. Jenna Dewan-Tatum
4. Mindy Kaling
6. Amber Heard
7. Gabrielle Union
8. Molly Sims
9. Stacy Keibler
10. Kerry Washington
***Surely, bleaching creams can’t make you beautiful and Lupita is a living testimony***