This image provided by People magazine shows the cover of its special “World’s Most Beautiful” issue, featuring Lupita Nyong’o. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave,” tops the magazine’s list, announced Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/People)
NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the “World’s Most Beautiful” for 2014.
The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave,” tops the magazine’s list, announced Wednesday.
Commenting on being selected for this year’s cover, Nyong’o says: “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen.”
This Feb. 26, 2014 file photo shows actress Lupita Nyong’o at LoveGold Honors Academy Nominee Lupita Nyong’o in West Hollywood, Calif. The Mexican-born Kenyan will be the first black ambassador for Lancome, which features Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Lily Collins as spokeswomen. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)