From 12 Years a Slave to People's 'Most Beautiful' person of the year, Lupita Nyong'o is on the rise.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o has had a stellar rise over the past 12 months, following her breakout performance in director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave. It was her debut movie role for which she picked up the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, beating Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts.
Now she’s got another prize to be proud of, with People magazine naming her at the top of its annual Most Beautiful list for 2014. The 31-year-old actress, born in Mexico City and raised in Kenya, joins a list of previous winners that includes Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Beyonce.
Nyong’o was also recently unveiled as the latest face of French cosmetics brand Lancôme.
Here’s People's top 10 'Most Beautiful' for 2014:
1. Lupita Nyong’
2. Keri Russell
3. Jenna Dewan-Tatum
4. Mindy Kaling
6. Amber Heard
7. Gabrielle Union
8. Molly Sims
9. Stacy Keibler
10. Kerry Washington – AFP/RelaxNews