Lupita Nyongo has come a long way the Kenyan beauty has redefined being an African woman in Hollywood. Having won an Oscar for her first film 12 years of slave. The star has never looked back
A milestone that she has recently achieved is being the first actress to be given ambassadorship for Lancome. During her teenage years she was constantly teased about her skin colour. At a point she wanted to change how she looked, things started changing once she embraced her skin and her journey has been one of strength to strength
She now uses makeup to embrace her skin colours.This has made a huge impact on dark skinned girls aspiring to be like her one day.In 2018, Nyong’o co-starred in superhero film Black Panther, which earned her multiple award nominations, including BET Award for Best Actress, NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress, and a Saturn Award for Best Actress. The following year, she starred and earned nominations for her dual role in Horror Us (2019), which included a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress, two MTV Movie Awards, a NAACP Image Award for Best Actress (won), two People’s Choice Awards, a Saturn Award for Best Actress, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
She has since proven that it does not matter what others say about you as long as you know who you are and where you are headed the sky is the limit. Lupita has been a strong advocate of being comfortable in your own skin this is a statement many young girls need to hear in our generation.