Congratulations to Lupita Nyong'o, officially the most beautiful human on the face of planet Earth (2014 season). For once, I can't really argue with that.
Nyong'o rocketed to fame in the role of Patsy in "12 Years a Slave," for which she won an Oscar. Growing up surrounded by Western images of attractiveness made it difficult to see herself as beautiful, she says."Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair," she told People. "Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess."
Nyong'o, who was born in Mexico and grew up in Kenya, experimented extensively with her look as a teen, even shaving her head at one point. But now she craves simplicity: She prefers when "I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on," she says. "And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing."
This is the third time that People has named a black woman its Most Beautiful since it began the tradition in 1990. Previous honorees were Halle Berry in 2003 and Beyonce in 2012.