The world has always had an appreciation and fascination with the striking features and exoticness of beauties with African roots. Supermodels Iman, Oluchi Onweagba, Liya Kebede and Alek Wek are some of the ethnic stunners who have made a name for themselves in Hollywood. And now its Lupita Nyong’o’s turn, who is already on her way to becoming a household name.
The 31-year-old actress born in Mexico City with Kenyan roots comes from an artistic background. She has starred in many minor theatre productions as well as having been on production teams for music videos and films. Lupita’s breakthrough role came in 2013, just before she graduated from Yale School of Drama with a Masters Degree, with her role in Steve McQueen’s multi Oscar-winner, “12 Years a Slave”, for which she also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Since her Oscar win, the world has been raving about Lupita, her beauty, her talent, and her fashion sense. Images of her have been spread across the Web like wildfire and she’s also being rumoured to appear in a lead role in the next Star Wars release. There have even been rumours that she’s also dating her “12 Years a Slave” co-star Michael Fassbender, who was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In Hollywood, the buzz of the rumour mill is equivalent to one having arrived as a star. So Lupita has definitely arrived.
Lupita Nyong’o is everything that Hollywood loves in a success story – a simple, hardworking but stunningly beautiful girl getting her big break and leaving the world dazzled. Even her life reads somewhat like a movie script and now everyone knows the name of this star.