Lupita for the win! Again! Yes you read that correctly, my best friend Lupita Nyong’o is named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the world. I mean obviously because Lupita, but seriously I could not be more excited and happy for her!
Of course the internets were going crazy this morning when People tweeted out naming the gorgeous brown girl as #mostbeautiful. Y’all already know I’m dramatic and completely obsessed with Lupita (as mentioned here and here) so my reaction of “Yaaassss” was completely normal and expected. Besides the fact that I’m here for anything Lupita, the naming of her being the most beautiful woman in the world is MAJOR. Huge. I know I muse on here daily about brown beauty and rant some days about the brown girl struggle, but I always stress that this brown girl thing is more than just about color matching foundation. I am truly here for the celebration of beauty in all shades and being a dark brown skin woman, this was something that really was not celebrated when I was growing up. It’s no secret that even today in mainstream media brown skin isn’t always celebrated. So for this gorgeous dark skin Queen to be named most beautiful woman is like….y’all I’m at a loss for words and I’m a damn writer so this is real!
Le sigh…let me go bask in all the beautiful glory of Queen Lupita. I’m just so happy, like genuinely happy that she is being recognized for the beauty that she is and that soooo many little girls around the world will be able to look up the word beautiful and finally start to see images that look like them! I pray this continues and women of all shades continue to be recognized as BEAUTIFUL!
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