People Magazine names Lupita 'World's Most Beautiful Person'

By Standard Digital Reporter

People magazine’s '50 most Beautiful People' issue, which will hit newstands this Friday, will carry award-winning Kenyan-Mexican actress, film and music video director Lupita Nyong’o on the cover, according to an announcement made on the Today Show on American television.

The magazine, which has the largest audience of any American magazine, ran its first issue on March 4, 1974 and has created a name for its special year issues which include "World's Most Beautiful People", "Best & Worst Dressed", and "Sexiest Man Alive".

The magazine's '100 Most Beautiful People' is an annual list of 100 people judged to be the most beautiful individuals in the world. The magazine started the list in 1990 and so far 26 people, both men and women, have featured on the list.

The "World's Most Beautiful Person" usually graces the cover and this was the case for Lupita, making her the third black woman (after actress Halle Berry and singer Beyonce Knowles) to hold the title and grace the cover.

She was recently awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the sixth black actress to win the award,

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