Lupita Nyong’o Scores People’s Most Beautiful Person Honor

Posted Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:00 AM GMT

Adding to her long list of accomplishments, Lupita Nyong'o was crowned People magazine's Most Beautiful person for 2014.

The Oscar-winning actress had a tremendous year with the success from "12 Years a Slave," nabbing a spokesmodel spot at Lancome Paris and landing on multiple magazine covers.

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old said of the honor. “And especially, I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.”

Lupita continued her chat with People and discussed her first thoughts on beauty growing up in Mexico. "Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair," she said. "Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess."

Miss Nyong’o added that her mother “always said I was beautiful and I finally believed her at some point."

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