2014 is certainly shaping up to be Lupita Nyong’o‘s year, and thank goodness for that – she’s divine! She’s already won an Oscar and signed on as the new face of Lancôme, and now she’s got another honour: she’s People’s Most Beautiful Woman!
Though she grew up thinking that “light skin and flowing, straight hair” made women desirable, World’s Most Beautiful Woman Nyong’o, 31, tells PEOPLE that her mother “always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point.” The Oscar winner, who’s now a face of Lancôme Paris, is excited for this honor in part because of “all the girls who would see me … and feel a little more seen.”
Good for her! Even though this whole feature is cornball city and only furthers the idea that ladies need to be physically attractive, yada yada. But that’s a tale as old as time, so let’s just embrace this, I suppose. Also, let’s appreciate that Pink is on this list, as is Kerry Washington. Some of the other choices are a bit… incorrect, but whatever.