Lupita Nyong'o lets her inner beauty shine as she vows to 'create opportunities for other people of color' in the new Vogue
She has made her mark since that dramatic turn in 12 Years A Slave.
Lupita Nyong'o proves that point once again as she graces the cover of the October 2016 issue of Vogue magazine.
The 33-year-old Queen Of Katwe star looks every bit the royal in a richly coloured and floral embossed Chanel dress with crew neckline and short puffed sleeves.
Cover girl: Lupita Nyong'o lets her inner beauty shine on the cover of the October 2016 issue of Vogue magazine
The actress, who was born in Mexico City to Kenyan parents and raised in Kenya, wore a deep purple headwrap and drop earrings.
If Lupita was glowing, it can be attributed to the inner strength and beauty that emanates from within.
It's that inner strength that fuels her desire 'to create opportunities for other people of color.'
Surprise: The 33-year-old actress shared the news via Instagram while looking lovely in a very berry dress
Gratitude: Lupita clutched her Vogue magazine while expressing her thanks to those who worked behind the scenes
'I have a secret that I can finally share': The Vogue crew traveled to Lupita's family home in Kenya for the article
The piece captured Lupita returning to her family's village in Kenya and telling African stories about her people and culture.
'Being able to use my platform to expand and diversify the African voice. I feel very passionate about that. It feels intentional, meaningful.'
She also shared her dismay with what she calls 'the European sense of beauty' that 'affects us all.'
Her cause: Lupita told Vogue that she's very passionate about 'being able to use my platform to expand and diversify the African voice'
Joy: The 12 Years A Slave star couldn't contain her excitement when she saw the cover story
Lupita said: 'I came home from college in the early two-thousands and saw ads on TV with a girl who can’t get a job. She uses this product. She gets her skin lighter. She gets the job.
'The lording of lighter skin is a common thing growing up in Nairobi. Being called "black mamba." The slow burn of recognizing something else is better than you.'
Lupita recently played a 15-year-old Liberian known only as The Girl in the Broadway play Eclipsed, which saw it's final performance in June.
She's got style: Lupita - who also shared in Vogue her dismay with what she calls 'the European sense of beauty' - exuded confident style in brightly patterned designs while promoting her new film Queen Of Katwe during TIFF over the weekend
'There are certain cards that have been dealt me that I take on,' Lupita explained. 'That is why Eclipsed and even Queen of Katwe are so important, to change the narrative, offer a new lens on African identity.'
Lupita shared the glamorous cover on her Instagram page, writing: 'I shared my home with @VogueMagazine so they could share my home with you. #LinkInBio for more. @QueenOfKatweMovie'
She also shared a picture of herself holding the newest issue along with a shoutout to the people who worked so diligently behind it: 'LOVE. Thank you @VogueMagazine, @MarioTestino, @TonneGood, @VernonFrancois, @DilokritBarose, @TeamID. #QueenOfKatwe'
Spreading the word: Lupita - pictured discussing her new film Queen Of Katwe in Toronto on September 10 - wants to use her stardom to 'offer a new lens on African identity'
Lupita hinted that a big surprise was in store as she posted another picture of herself about to open a box - a box that contained the first issues of the October edition of Vogue.
'I have a secret that I can finally share… Guess who came to see me back home in Kenya?!' wrote Lupita, whose smile in the photo couldn't contain the giddiness.
At the same time, Lupita showcased her flair for style in a form-fitting, sleeveless berry dress with two black bands winding its way around the skirt's bottom half.
Lupita's latest film, Queen Of Katwe, premiered during Toronto International Film Festival and will hit US theatres on September 30.
Dramatic role: Queen Of Katwe opens in US theatres on September 30
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