The actress explains where her inspiring idea of real elegance comes from.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o may always appear to be the definition of elegance, grace, and beauty — but the star admits that it was quite the journey to get to where she is today. In a new video interview, Lupita shared that finding her personal style, learning to love her true beauty, and finding her voice all went together.
“I came to a place in my adult life where I learned to love myself, as I am. Just bare skin and a smile,” she said, explaining that her mom was her first childhood perception of beauty.
Lupita said that she grew up a tomboy who wasn’t interested in makeup or skincare, despite her mom’s urging she try out products like lotions. As she got older, she found that experimenting with fashion and makeup was a way to express herself. She even started designing her own clothes, never dreaming that one day she would become a famous actress regularly wearing elegant designer creations on the red carpet.
She also never imagined that her voice would be able to be heard, or that she could speak up for important causes and challenge the status quo in big ways, as she has been afforded to do now.
You can watch Lupita tell her inspiring story in the video player below:
Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski