It’s shaping up to be a pretty good year for 31-year-old actress Lupita Nyong’o.

This image provided by People magazine shows the cover of its special "World's Most Beautiful" issue, featuring Lupita Nyong'o. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "12 Years a Slave," tops the magazine's list, announced Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/People)
This image provided by People magazine shows the cover of its special "World's Most Beautiful" issue, featuring Lupita Nyong'o. (AP Photo/People)

Nyong’o took home an Academy Award for best supporting actress (“12 Years a Slave”) in March, became the new face of Lancôme in April, and this morning she was named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful person.

The Mexican-born Kenyan actress told People the best compliments she’s received have been simple.

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“When I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on. And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress,” Nyong’o reflected. “Happiness is the most important thing.”