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Oscar Winner Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful Person of 2014 People

People magazine has picked a 2014 Academy Award-winner as its "Most Beautiful Person of 2014."

Says the popular weekly, "She may have won an Oscar for her role as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' and recently landed a contract with Lancôme Paris, but Lupita Nyong'o 'never dreamed' she would be touted as 'Most Beautiful' for all the world to see.

" 'It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,' the 31-year-old says of gracing this year's cover. And especially, 'I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.' "

Nyong'o was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya.

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