23 April 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

And People’s Most Beautiful goes to… Lupita Nyong’o!

The actress was announced as the recipient of People’s annual title Wednesday morning. Nyong’o told the magazine she’s thrilled about what this means: “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on and feel a little more seen.”

Nyong’o, born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, has been outspoken about the lack of black women in media — and how she hopes her success will serve as inspiration for girls who may feel like their skin isn’t light enough to succeed. At Essence »

- Ariana Bacle

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