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Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person Of 2014

Congratulations are in order for Lupita Nyong'o!

"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old "12 Years A Slave" star told the mag. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen."

This year will likely be the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised actress' most memorable: not only did she win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, but Lupita also became a major fashion star.

The red carpet pro (who was unanimously named best dressed at the 2014 Academy Awards) is also a champion of natural beauty.

"[The best compliments are] when I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on," she said. "And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing."

Other celebs who made the cut include Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Julianna Margulies and Mindy Kaling.

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