Mexico-Actress Lupita Nyong’o has been named People magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ woman. The 31-year-old who won an Oscar for her role as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave recently landed a contract with Lancome Paris. It was exciting and just a major, major compliment, she said. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen.’ Nyong’o first equated beauty with what she saw on television. Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair, she says. Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.