Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beauty Redefined! Lupita Nyong'o Is PEOPLE's Most Beautiful





It's official! Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has crushed all the beauty stereotypes at one of the industries with the most narrow beauty standards on the planet. She covers the 25th publication of People magazine and as the "Most Beautiful" woman of 2014. 

An excited Lupita says its a major compliment; "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment and especially, I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen." she said 
 

At Essence’s Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon, Lupita Nyong’o told the audience: “I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of a mirror because I wanted to see my fair face first. And every day I experienced the same disappointment of being just as dark as I was the day before. I tried to negotiate with God, I told him I would stop stealing sugar cubes at night if he gave me what I wanted, I would listen to my mother’s every word and never lose my school sweater again if he just made me a little lighter. But I guess God was unimpressed with my bargaining chips because He never listened.” 

I think God did listen after all. Sometimes not getting what we wish for is a wonderful struck of luck!
 
Photos by People Magazine!
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