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Lupita Nyong'o accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture for "12 Years a Slave" at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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This image provided by People magazine shows the cover of its special "World's Most Beautiful" issue, featuring Lupita Nyong'o.

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Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

  • Associated Press
  • April 23, 2014 - 11:41 AM

NEW YORK — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.

The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday.

Commenting on being selected for this year's cover, Nyong'o says: "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen."

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