Lupita is People's 'Most Beautiful'

2014 cover shot for 'Most Beautiful'

People magazine named Wednesday Lupita Nyong'o as the Most Beautiful person for 2014.

The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises "her inspiring story."

For the 31-year-old Mexican-born Kenyan actress, it's a story that largely came to light during awards season as she collected trophies at every turn for her role in the film "12 Years a Slave."

Commenting on being selected for this year's cover, Nyong'o says: "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen."

Others who were featured on the cover as the 'Most Beautiful' were Jodi Foster, Cindy Crawford, Courteney Cox, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, and Drew Barrymore.

Read more:{} People magazine