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How Lupita Nyong'o Became the Most Beautiful Person

When Lupita Nyong'o was a child, she did not like how she looked.

She felt unpretty. Part of the reason was that she grew up watching Disney movies filled with light-skinned princesses.

Some of her favorite books when she was growing up were Cinderella, Thumbelina, Beauty, and the Beast. All these were women with light skin and blonde hair.

The fictional characters she liked looked nothing like her, so she started wondering if she would look better if she had brighter skin.

She prayed to God that she would take up lighter-skinned but this never happened.

Things changed when she saw the movie "The Color Purple".

What she saw changed the way she saw herself. She could not believe to see people embracing a woman who looked so much like her as beautiful.

Ever since then, she started to look at the world from a different perspective.

She started accepting herself and growing as a person. Finally, she became the best version of herself.

That is how she became the first Kenyan woman to win an Oscar.

Now she is on a mission to reach people like her, people who don't accept how they look.

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