The Belle of the Ball
Talk about a breakthrough year – in 2014 Lupita Nyong’o not only arrived on the scene, but dominated it. Her role in the film 12 Years a Slave would garner her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (making her the first African and Mexican to win the award), she’d be named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful people and land a role in the next installment of the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Yet, beauty and accomplishments aside there is just this “it” quality to this lovely lady. Perhaps it’s her poise, grace and willingness to embrace all facets of her culture that make her simply irresistible.