Phenomenal Women

Published on April 24th, 2014 | by thevyne


Lupita Nyong’o Meets Alek Wek [VIDEO]

We all were in tears watching Lupita Nyong’o’s speech at the ESSENCE Women in Hollywood event earlier this year as she shared how she did not see herself as beautiful growing up. At least not until Alek Wek entered the international modeling scene and, for the first time, Lupita saw someone who looked like her considered “beautiful” in the public’s eyes.

This week, Lupita, the red carpet darling and now Academy Award winner, topped People Magazine’s Most Beautiful List and we were so proud. Proud for Lupita because we know she deserved it, but also proud because she is becoming an example for more black and brown girls who still do not see enough women who look like them considered “beautiful” in the media’s eyes.

Yesterday People released a video they filmed of Lupita and Alek meeting for the first time. And, as you can imagine, it was a genuine and magical love fest.



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