Forget her 2014 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Lupita Nyong’o has now earned a real honor: Most Beautiful Woman in the World, according to People, which features her on its cover this week:
The actress has enjoyed one of the most impressive runs in recent memory for a celebrity, sky-rocketing from relative obscurity to win an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave; be named the new face of Lancome; and also grace the cover of Marie Claire.
And she’s handled it all with incredible grace, moving folks to tears with her acceptance speeches.
“It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” the 31-year-old says of cover this annual issue. “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.”
Nyong’o now joins other Most Beautiful Woman in the World honorees such as Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Beyonce and Gwyneth Paltrow.
For more of an exclusive interview with Nyong’o, and to see personal family pictures, pick up this week’s issue of People. It goes on sale April 25.
Do you agree? Is Lupita Nyong’o the Most Beautiful Woman in the World?