Nyong’o Is People’s Most Beautiful

People magazine has named Lupita Nyongo' its “Most Beautiful” person for 2014. The Oscar winner graces the cover of the magazine's most recent issue and is the 25th holder of the title. In addition to receiving accolades for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, the ingénue was praised for her beauty. However, she tells the magazine that “light skin and long, flowing, straight hair," are the features she wanted growing up in Kenya. "Subconsciously, you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess," she said. Nyong'o said she's happy to be on the cover of People “for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.”