Lupita Nyong’o Is People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person

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For the 31-year-old Mexican-born Kenyan actress, it’s a story that largely came to light during awards season as she collected trophies at every turn for her role in the film “12 Years a Slave.” Along the way she turned heads on all the red carpets upon which she set foot, as her poise and beauty landed her on best-dressed lists and countless other magazine covers.

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With the full range of the color spectrum at her effortless disposal, Nyong’o wowed in red Ralph Lauren at the Golden Globes and stole the show in emerald green Dior at the BAFTAs. 

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Appearances in purple, pink, white and more were only trumped when she completed her run as a picture of perfection in blue Prada at the Oscars.

TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Nyong’o, who expressed her appreciation for the People cover nod.

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