4 Things We Love About Academy-Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o is a breath of fresh air isn’t she? I mean her success story is so inspiring and I think it’s fair to say that we all are overjoyed that she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at this year’s Oscars. There are so many things to love about her, but I narrowed it down to my top 4. She is easily my favorite person in the world right now and after sharing Lupita’s most fierce moments, you’ll see why.

 

1. She dreams big… no I mean BIG!


Since the age of 5, Lupita has dreamed of becoming an actress. After witnessing Whoopi Goldberg’s stellar performance in The Color Purple and taking note of their similar dark skin, Lupita realized her potential and aspired to become great.

 

2.She’s a graceful warrior
Despite many challenges along the way, both professionally and personally Lupita has gracefully focused on the next positive step. In her acceptance speech at the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon, the honoree spoke about race & beauty and candidly shared her past insecurities about her complexion, her admiration for Alek Wek and Oprah Winfrey and how she defines her beauty today.

3.She dreams in full color
Style bloggers, fashion experts and everyday girls like you and I are totally obsessed with Lupita’s colorful wardrobe.  This is a beautiful drawing by @Donalddrawbertson via Instagram. I swear this woman does no wrong. She keeps it simple and fabulous. What was your favorite red carpet look this year?

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4.She proves that greatness exists in all of us

Like Will Smith says, greatness isn’t this thing that only exists inside a certain type of person. Anyone is more than capable to achieve greatness if they want it bad enough. What I love about Lupita is that her failures have kept her humble and it’s very inspiring to see how far she has come. I always say that passion can take you anywhere and this young lady’s passion has taken her beyond her wildest dreams. The fact that she has received the highest film honor for her first feature film is mind blowing. I love taking a page from the success story of other people and noting what I can learn from them. Lupita is more than a killer combination of beauty and brains, she is a role model.

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Peace & Love,
Pauleanna