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Actress Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful

Actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, tops People magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful” list.

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Actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, tops People magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful” list.

Hampshire College graduate and “12 Years a Slave” Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful Woman. The magazine unveiled her big cover spread on Wednesday. In it she says that her mother always told her she was beautiful. “And I finally believed her at some point.” Nyong’o started at Hampshire in ‘03. While there, she made “In My Genes,” a documentary that follows people with albinism who suffer discrimination in Kenya. Other locals on the Most Beautiful list include locally-bred funny girl Mindy Kaling.

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