April 23, 2014 -- Oscar winner and all-around Hollywood darling Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman.
The honor couldn't have gone to a more deserving woman, who absolutely took Hollywood by storm this year with he performance in "12 Years a Slave."
The 31-year-old actress told the magazine she "never dreamed" she'd be its "Most Beautiful."
"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."
She added that her mother Dorothy "always said I was beautiful and I finally believed her at some point."