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^^Yeah, her hair looks better shorter.
This white man is so strange looking. Like an alien.
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Lupita Nyong'o Was Told She'd Never Find A Husband Because Of Her Dark Skin Color


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We're certain it's the combination of Lupita Nyong'o's incredible talent (see: Academy Award) and killer looks (see: red carpet slayage) that have landed her on the cover of Glamour's 24th Women of the Year cover.

However the Kenyan actress, who is being honored at the magazine's annual star-studded event on November 10 in New York City, has also captured our hearts with her outspoken stance on standards of beauty. And the Lancome spokeswoman chatted candidly about her views in Glamour's December issue.

“European standards of beauty are something that plague the entire world -- the idea that darker skin is not beautiful, that light skin is the key to success and love," Nyong'o told Glamour. "Africa is no exception."

While Nyong'o has encountered colorism in her adult life, it's been a issue she's dealt with from childhood.

"When I was in the second grade, one of my teachers said, ‘Where are you going to find a husband? How are you going to find someone darker than you?’ I was mortified, the 32-year-old actress told Glamour. "I remember seeing a commercial where a woman goes for an interview and doesn’t get the job. Then she puts a cream on her face to lighten her skin, and she gets the job! This is the message: that dark skin is unacceptable. I definitely wasn’t hearing this from my immediate family -- my mother never said anything to that effect -- but the voices from the television are usually much louder than the voices of your parents.”

Sad, but true.

You can read more of Lupita's interview when the issue hits newsstands on November 11. In the meantime, here's a look at Lupita's stunning cover.

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i love Lupita, but some of the stuff she usually says about growing up struggling in her dark skin in Kenya are a tad bit of exaggeration
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WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Lupita Nyong'o DISHES On Success, "The Lupita Effect" And Her Life AFTER The Oscars To GLAMOUR

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Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o covers GLAMOUR's "Women Of The Year 2014" issue where she opens up about "the Lupita Effect" and how her success has CHANGED Hollywood.  More inside...

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You know you've really "made it" when the industry names a phenomenon after you.  This month,  Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o sat down with GLAMOUR magazine this month where she talked about "The Lupita Effect" and how her "presence" has changed the game in both Hollywood and the industry of beauty.  It's dubbed "The Lupita Effect." 

In addition to landing the cover of the magazine's "Women of the Year 2014" issue, and sitting for her own interview, some of Lupita's most famous fans explained why she is a "gift" to Hollywood.  Here are the highlights:

On how her life has changed:

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.

I've had somebody say, "I want you at my wedding, but I don't want you to pull focus, so wear jeans!" Losing my anonymity is something that's proving to be very challenging.... It's good for your soul to walk around unnoticed; there's so much you can't do when everybody knows who you are. And I so miss those little things.

On winning the Oscar and life after:

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. At first I was like, This is my statue; nobody gets to touch it. And by midnight I was like, Please, someone, take this statue; it's too heavy! So I gave it to my brother, and he went off with it.

There was so much going on! It was overwhelming. That's the thing: You win an Oscar, and immediately people ask how you feel. So you don't have time to actually feel anything because you have to generate a response. And then some of the feelings you have are so intimate and visceral, words don't really do them justice.

On success and personal responsibility:

With success comes more responsibility, a larger size of existence, which is uncomfortable...I feel a responsibility to myself and my parents and the people whose love has gotten me this far—people who were in my life before fame. That's where I get my sense of self. It's deadly for anyone to take on that role of a deity; it's not sustainable. I've got tons of flaws. Call my mother—she'll tell you! She keeps it real. Sometimes you don't want to hear the truth; she'll tell it to you out of love.

On "the Lupita Effect"

I giggle. I just heard it for the first time. 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.
 

 

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Actress Emma Thompson "As soon as Lupita appeared on the scene, I thought, This is a woman I need to photobomb. She's also an astounding actress. Oh, and a top human."

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Playwright Eve Ensler "She is one of the great talents and spirits of our time, at the beginning of an extraordinary journey. I was literally knocked off my feet."

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12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen added "We auditioned over 2,000 women all around the world. I always compare it to the search for Scarlett O'Hara. I had a tape of Lupita's, and I couldn't believe it. I thought, Is this person real?... She's a total professional, incredible."



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She's so pretty....
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shes so damn bad....
im not a lezzi but gawtdayum she's such a beautiful person inside and out Heart
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just throwing this out there...so um, err, uh, well I guess Raven Simone can't feel the LUPITA EFFECT? meaning considering she doesn't consider herself AFRICAN (american)...

*skips along..


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Originally posted by zolloh zolloh wrote:

i love Lupita, but some of the stuff she usually says about growing up struggling in her dark skin in Kenya are a tad bit of exaggeration


How? Everything she said has been pinpoint accurate from my perspective.
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