Lupita Nyong'o Vogue Cover

We’ve been on the edge of our seats for months in anticipation of Lupita Nyong’o’s first Vogue cover, and boy did it deliver. Along with a gorgeous cover, the July 2014 issue of Vogue also features 15 full pages of breathtaking photos shot on Lupita’s stay in Marrakech, Morocco.

It’s hard to believe that just two short years ago, Nyong’o was hitting the books and not the red carpet, donning sweatpants and a Yale hoodie instead of Christian Dior Couture. The whirlwind of events following her on-screen debut in 12 Years A Slave (2013) has changed her life in ways we can’t even imagine, swiftly establishing her as America’s newest sweetheart.

Despite her sudden rise to fame, the Kenya native remains none other than a pillar of grace and modesty. Example number one: her heartwarming Oscar acceptance speech. And who could forget her inspiring words at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon?

Read more on Lupita’s style inspirations, upcoming roles, and quintessentially wise-beyond-her-years insights in the feature story, “Grace Notes.”

Lupita Nyong'o Vogue

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