|Actress Lupita Nyong'o is ranked People's Most Beautiful.|
For once I am actually happy that the celebrity magazine named a person of color as their most beautiful.
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o was awarded an Oscar for her breakthrough role as Patsey, a devoted young cotton picker in the movie 12 Years A Slave.
Nyong'o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, to Dorothy and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, a college professor turned politician in Kenya.
It is a Luo tradition to name a child after the events of the day, so her parents gave her a Spanish name, Lupita (a diminutive of Guadalupe).
She is of Luo descent on both sides of her family, and is the second of six children.
Nyong'o identifies as Mexican-Kenyan. Her father was the former Minister for Medical Services in the Kenyan government. At the time of her birth, he was a visiting lecturer in political science at El Colegio de México in Mexico City, and her family had been living in Mexico for three years.
12 Years A Slave was directed by Steve McQueen. It is the real-life story of Solomon Northup (played by Chiwitel Ejiofor), a free born African American man who is sold into slavery in 1841.
She expressed her excitement on the social networks:
On the cover of @peoplemag's #MostBeautiful!!! pic.twitter.com/FqFhlv1TRq
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) April 23, 2014
Well on behalf of Journal de la Reyna, we congratulate her. We wish well on her future successes.