It’s shaping up to be a pretty good year for 31-year-old actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Nyong’o took home an Academy Award for best supporting actress (“12 Years a Slave”) in March, became the new face of Lancôme in April, and this morning she was named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful person.
The Mexican-born Kenyan actress told People the best compliments she’s received have been simple.
“When I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on. And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress,” Nyong’o reflected. “Happiness is the most important thing.”