Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Named People's Most Beautiful!

Actress Lupita Nyong'o is ranked People's Most Beautiful.

Me and S. Baldwin have talked about the People Magazine's most beautiful being mostly White.

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:

Well on behalf of Journal de la Reyna, we congratulate her. We wish well on her future successes.

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