Lupita Nyong'o Tells Elmo She Loves Her Skin

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 3:57 PM PDT, September 16, 2014

Oscar- winning actress Lupita Nyong'o went on Sesame Street, and she didn't do it to just tickle Elmo.

The 31-year-old talks about skin with Elmo, and she shares an important message for children about confidence by saying she "loves her skin."

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She says, "That's the thing I love most about skin, Elmo. Skin comes in lots of beautiful shades and colors."

In an adorable intereaction, she inspires Elmo to love the "beautiful red skin" he's in too.

This is not the first time that Nyong'o spoke about her skin. A brand ambassador to Lancome and People's 2014 Most Beautiful woman, she spoke about how she was not always confident at the Essence Black Women Luncheon in February.

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At the time she said, "I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned."

Now, she's showing women and children alike that beauty is also skin deep.

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