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Lupita Nyong'o Named Glamour's Woman of the Year, Talks Life After Her Oscar Win!

Lupita Nyong'o Named Glamour's Woman of the Year, Talks Life After Her Oscar Win!

Lupita Nyong’o stuns on the December 2014 cover of Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year Issue!

Here’s what the 31-year-old Oscar winning actress had to share with the mag:

On hearing her name called at the Oscars: “I don’t think I will ever be able to really articulate how bizarre it was to hear my name at the Academy Awards. I’d watched in my pajamas the year before! I felt numb—dazed and confused. I remember feeling light—weightless. More like limbo than cloud nine.”

On life after winning an Oscar: “This is actually a conversation I look forward to having in 10 years, when all of this is behind me and I have some real perspective on what happened—because right now I’m still adjusting. I guess I feel catapulted into a different place; I have a little whiplash…. I did have a dream to be an actress, but I didn’t think about being famous. And I haven’t yet figured out how to be a celebrity; that’s something I’m learning, and I wish there were a course on how to handle it. I have to be aware that my kinesphere may be larger than I want it to be.”

On ‘The Lupita Effect’: “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. Seeing Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah in The Color Purple, it dawned on me: ‘Oh—I could be an actress!’ We plant the seed of possibility.”

For more from Lupita, visit Glamour.com.

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Credit: Tom Munro/Glamour
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  • mm366

    A few months ago there was a pic of Lupita braiding someone’s hair and it was AFTER her Oscar win. I believe it said something about having a “side hustle.” I loved her even more after that. I know what it means to have and keep a side hustle because no matter how good things get, you never know when you might have to once again dust them off.

  • Shivani Yadav

    I love her answer to the first question. It’s like, I know how she must be feeling then! :D http://critic-corner.tumblr.com/post/101696369176/lupita-nyongos-photoshoot-for-glamour-i-like

  • Warren

    Simply beautiful!

  • Theo Kabala

    How I’ve missed her, now it’s time to start making some more films, in star wars next year maybe x-men: apocalypse the year after.

  • Theo Kabala

    How I’ve missed her, now it’s time to start making some more films, in star wars next year maybe x-men: apocalypse the year after.

  • Kim Jones

    LOVE LUPITA-So open and honest, proud of her and how she has not let Hollywood change her.

  • Sprite

    ballet film?