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Lupita Nyong'o Is People's Most Beautiful Woman

By JACKIE WILLIS

April 23, 2014

Beating out the likes of Kerry Washington, Zooey Deschanel, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lawrence, 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong'o has been named People magazine's 2014 World's Most Beautiful Woman.

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Though the 31-year-old Oscar winner grew up thinking that "light skin and flowing, straight hair" was what made a woman attractive, she tells People that her mother "always said I was beautiful, and I finally believed her at some point."

Lupita is now the face of Lancome Paris, and says she hopes "all the girls who would see me [on the cover] …feel a little more seen."

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Who's your pick for this year's World's Most Beautiful Woman?

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