Lupita Nyong’o can’t be stopped. The Oscar winner was revealed Wednesday morning as People magazine’s “Most Beautiful.”

“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” Nyong’o said of gracing the cover. “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more see.”

Nyong’o, born in Mexico and brought up in Kenya, told People her early views of beauty were swayed by what she saw on television.

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“Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she said. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.”

Nyong’o said her mother Dorothy, “always said I was beautiful, and I finally believed her at some point.”

What is the best beauty compliment the 31-year-old actress has ever received?

“When I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on,” she told the magazine, adding “and also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress.”

“Happiness is the most important thing.”

The “Most Beautiful” issue of People hits newsstands on Friday.

via EURWeb

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