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Lupita Nyong’o Covers Glamour Magazine’s December Issue – Named Woman of the Year

Academy Award winning actress, and DiC girlfriend, Lupita Nyong’o graces the December cover of Glamour magazine. She was crowned the mag’s ‘Woman Of The Year and what a year it has been for her. She of course received accolades and awards for her star turning performance as Patsy in ‘12 Years A Slave,’ and next we will see her in a galaxy far, far away the next installment of the ‘Star Wars‘ franchise.

Photographed by Tom Munro, Nyong’o sports a couple of fab looks, including the chic white top by The Row for the cover, a colorful number by Christopher Kane and a mini Miu Miu dress. After becoming a red carpet favorite during awards season, a lot of attention was paid to her sartorial choices and the term The Lupita Effect was coined, but she takes things like that all in stride.

I giggle. I just heard it for the first time. I’ve heard people talk about images in popular culture changing, and that makes me feel great, because it means that the little girl I was, once upon a time, has an image to instill in her that she is beautiful, that she is worthy—that she can… Until I saw people who looked like me, doing the things I wanted to, I wasn’t so sure it was a possibility.”

With a commitment to changing beauty standards, Lupita has become a role model and she cites women like Oprah Winfrey for helping her to believe that she could be an actress.

Oprah played a big role in my understanding of what it meant to be female and to really step into your own power. I wouldn’t even call her a role model; she was literally a reference point. You have the dictionary, you have the Bible, you have Oprah.

You can see more of Lupita, and read the rest of her interview when the issue hits newsstands November 11.

Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monae Get Super Cute On ‘Sesame Street’

Janelle Monae Found Her Way To SESAME STREET!
Janelle Monae Found Her Way To SESAME STREET!

Sesame Street‘ has just started it’s 45th (can you believe it?!) season and they’re already doing it up big. For the second episode, which aired on September 16, Janelle Monae taught us about “The Power of Yet” through song. Isn’t Bert‘s little Tuxedo adorable?

Luminous Lupita Visits With Elmo!
Luminous Lupita Visits With Elmo!

For the ‘Proud To Be Me‘ episode which aired on Wednesday, Lupita Nyong’o talks with Elmo about being proud of the skin you’re in. Nyong’o also appeared on the Spanish version of the show, ‘Plaza Sesamo‘ earlier this year to teach us all how to smile.

Viola DavisMindy KalingZachary Quinto and Aziz Ansari are some of the other big stars who will be dropping by the show this season. Recently, Bird BirdCookie Monster and some of their friends helped Jimmy Fallon read some responses to his #WhenIWasAKid hashtags for ‘The Tonight Show.’

You can watch the whole video here!

Gif courtesy of the Tonight Show tumblr.

First Look At Lupita N’yongo As New Face of Lancome Is Sheer Perfection


Photo via Lancôme

You know what I love about Lupita’s ad for Lancôme the most? It LOOKS like her. She’s a natural beauty and the French beauty company finally saw fit to leave the Photoshop at the door this time. Take a good look. Lupita’s pores are actually visible and she is every bit as lovely and radiant as she is on the red carpet or even in paparazzi shots at LAX.

Seriously? Who looks THIS flawless at the airport?


The first African woman to front the French brand, Lupita and Lancôme are both hyped about the partnership.

“I am truly honoured to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history and that I have always loved,” said the actress.

“I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Lancôme boss Françoise Lehmann added, “Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman.

“A strikingly beautiful and intelligent woman.”

As opposed to The Original Horseface Julia Roberts whose ad was banned in the U.K. for being “overly airbrushed”.  Un.Recog.Nizable.


Brava, Lupita. Brava!