Tuesday 23 December 2014

Revealed: Lupita Nyong'o awarded Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Published 23/04/2014 | 13:49

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has been officially crowned the most beautiful woman in the world.

The stunning actress (31), who won the Best Supporting Actress golden statue for her role in 12 Years a Slave, has rarely been out of the spotlight since bursting onto the scene in the past year.

And People magazine has taken notice.

The American glossy has awarded her the title of the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, a title previously held by Beyonce, Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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She told the magazine that, growing up in Kenya, she believed that only women with 'light skin and flowing, straight hair' are beautiful and is thrilled with her latest accolade - which comes just weeks after being announced as the new face of Lancome.

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Lupita said 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," she added.

Joining her on this year's list are actresses Keri Russell, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Mindy Kaling, Amber Heard, Pink, Gabrielle Union, Molly Sims, Stacy Keibler and Kerry Washington.

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This last year has undoubtedly made Lupita Nyong'o one of Hollywood's best dressed stars
Lupita goes bold in blue in this cut-out dress
Her colour combination shows off her fun side
In one of her first red carpet events, the actress stuns in a black jumpsuit and statement necklace
Her burnt orange foil dress is the closest Lupita has come to a fashion fail
Her white crochet maxi dress at the Toronto Film Festival is simply stunning
We love her laid back look and bold colours during 12 Years a Slave promotional work in Toronto
This is how you rock the hottest colour of 2013
She makes her premiere debut in style with this black and metallic number
Lupita makes bodycon look classy in this cobalt blue dress
She takes a break from block colours with this daisy print dress
Lupita proves why clothing really is considered a work of art
Her bold yellow risk pays off with this gown
Clashing prints and bang on trend white pumps - the perfect transitional season look (if you live in sunny California)
Her cut-out white gown at the Critic's Choice Movie Awards put her on the map
Her speckled metallic dress and gold toe heels catches attention for all the right reasons
Lupita is positively glowing in this red on red ensemble
Her monochrome dress is a bit daring than her usual choices and we love her for it
Her white wrap dress is out of this world
Lupita's turquoise dress at the SAG Awards needs no explanation, just admiration
THIS is how you dress for the Golden Globes. Red carpet perfection.

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