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Lupita Nyong'o Explains Why No One Should Touch Her Hair

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover PORTER‘s latest issue, on sale globally on Friday (August 10) and also available as a digital edition.

Here’s what the 35-year-old Black Panther actress had to say…

On why no one should dare touch her hair: “My hair is something that, historically, has been shunned, I mean, how often do you hear ‘You can’t get a job with hair like that’?” Natural, African, kinky hair – it’s often been painted as uncivilized or wild. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are.”

On celebrating her diverse heritage: “My whole outlook and sense of self is Kenyan, but my mom made a point of letting me know that I was born someplace else, so I always felt an affinity, a need to get to know that place. I was the only one in my family born there. It was the thing that made me special.”

On being an actress: “At times, I’ve had to remind myself why I love this. It’s not because of the recognition. I love it because I enjoy experiencing the world through other people’s eyes.”

For more from Lupita, visit PORTER.com.

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Lupita Nyong'o & Tracee Ellis Ross Glam Up for ACE Awards!

Lupita Nyong’o and Tracee Ellis Ross walk the carpet at the 2018 Accessories Council ACE Awards held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday (June 11) in New York City.

Also in attendance at the event were Riverdale‘s Casey Cott, longtime couple Cheryl Hines and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Lupita‘s stylist Micaela Erlanger.

FYI: Lupita is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress and matching earrings with a Judith Leiber bag. Tracee is wearing a Germanier dress, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and Lynn Ban jewelry. Cheryl is wearing a Romona Keveža dress and a Tadashi Shoji clutch.

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Amber Heard & Lupita Nyong'o Dazzle at CFDA Fashion Awards

Amber Heard and Lupita Nyong’o turn heads at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards!

The 32-year-old Justice League actress and the 35-year-old Black Panther actress joined forces at the event held at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday (June 4) in New York City.

Amber stunned in a black sequin tuxedo jacket, a white ruffle blouse with a bow brooch, and black sequin pants, styling her hair into a sleek ‘do. Lupita donned a strapless black and white mini dress featuring beaded and crystal embellishments, along with matching accessories.

FYI: Amber is wearing Michael Kors Collection with Eva Fehren jewelry. Lupita is wearing a Versace dress and clutch, a Veda leather jacket, Alexandre Birman shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore & Marion Cotillard Stun at 'Chopard' Secret Night Party!

Lupita Nyong’o does a spin in her stunning gown while stepping out at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival!

The 35-year-old actress hit the carpet at the Chopard Secret Night party on Friday evening (May 11) at Chateau de la Croix des Gardes in Cannes, France.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lupita Nyong’o

She was also joined at the event by Julianne Moore and Marion Cotillard as well as Sara Sampaio, Elsa Hosk and Jasmine Tookes.

“At @chopard today! So happy to be part of this beautiful night!” Sara wrote on her Instagram after the event.

FYI: Lupita is wearing a Prada dress. Julianne is wearing a Sonia Rykiel suit. Sara is wearing a Julien Macdonald dress. Jasmine is wearing a Zuhair Murad dress, Loriblu shoes. Elsa is wearing a Ralph and Russo dress. All of the ladies are wearing Chopard jewelry.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Deepika Padukone & Amber Heard Stun at 'Sorry Angel' Cannes Festival Premiere!

Lupita Nyong’o is picture perfect as she hits red carpet at the screening of Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite) held during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on Thursday (May 10) in Cannes, France.

The 35-year-old Black Panther star was joined at the event by Deepika Padukone, Amber Heard, Aja Naomi King and Tallia Storm, who all stepped out to show their support for the flick.

That same day, Lupita accompanied co-stars Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain and Fan Bingbing at their 355 photo call.

FYI: Lupita is wearing a Dior Haute Couture gown with Chopard jewelry. Deepika is wearing a Zuhair Murad gown, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Amber is wearing a Valentino gown and Brian Atwood shoes. Aja is wearing Zuhair Murad Couture.

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