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15 Reasons Why We're Crushing on Lupita Nyong’o Right Now

Last month, People Magazine named Lupita as “Most Beautiful Woman of 2014” and we are behind this 100%. Lupita is not only shockingly gorgeous, but she is dazzling. Everything about her emanates beauty, happiness, and fulfillment, which makes sense, since Lupita has achieved an incredible amount, and there is so much more to come. She’s not only a brilliant award-winning actress, but she’s a social icon. Winning the title of “Most Beautiful Woman” transcends physical beauty and says so much for girls of color who are underrepresented in media. “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen,” Lupita said. For this, we adore her even more. Here are ten reasons why Lupita Nyong’o is worthy of all our infinite love:

1. She’s an incredible actress

Duh, right? Lupita nails it in 12 Years a Slave as the heartbreaking Patsey. She won the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as an Oscar. Even Jennifer Lawrence (who was in the running to win Best Supporting Actress) voted for Lupita. Jen said, “It’s beautiful when you watch something good happen to somebody when it’s well deserved.” That it was.

2. Not only that, but she’s a filmmaker, too

In 2009, Lupita wrote, directed, and produced the documentary My Genes, which exposes the treatment of Kenya’s albino population.

3. She got her Masters in drama at Yale

Lupita is not only talented, she’s also an Ivy League genius. She went to Yale for Drama Studies, and while she was in school she starred in the production of The Taming of the Shrew and The Winter’s Tale.

4. She has a killer sense of style

Girl is a natural when it comes to fashion, that’s for sure. Vogue named her one of the Top Ten Rising Style Stars of 2014. Lupita offers, “Fashion is a newer area for me. I love clean lines and bold colours, and mixing feminine with masculine silhouettes.”

5. I mean, just her dress at the Golden Globes alone.

6. Lupita rocks the short hair

Her hair isn’t a statement; it’s an assertion of practicality. When she was 19, Lupita shaved her head because she “got fed up of going to the hair salon.” She wanted a style that was less time-consuming so she could get more work done.

7. She knows like, every single language.

She is fluent in Luo, English, Spanish, Swahili, and basic Italian. So maybe not every single language, but pretty close.

8. She loves Orange is the New Black JUST LIKE US.

Here at Hellogiggles, we cannot contain our excitement about Orange is the New Black. Lupita has also expressed her enthusiasm, and let us know that she has marked her calendar for the June 6th premiere.

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