The queen of melanin and total slayage is back at it again!   

Back at it again with the gorgeousness and slayage!

Actress and fashion icon, Lupita Nyong’o is slaying everybody’s lives on the cover of Instyle Magazine’s April issue.

Sporting a green dress by Proenza Schouler, Lupita speaks on the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

She expresses her disappointment in the Academy’s failure to recognise diverse Hollywood actors for Oscar nominations.

She says “There is a real imbalance, from the very creation of the stories and who’s telling them, how, and why. Change has to happen with the writers, the studio, the marketers, the directors. That’s got to be diversified because there is a hunger for the expansion of the role of people of color in the center of narratives”. 

Lupita isn’t joking with her career.

 “Both my parents raised me to pursue the things that make me feel most alive…because that’s how you can have the most effect,” she says. “That allowed me to get passionate about something that can sometimes seem as inconsequential as acting and then find important things to do with it”.

Damn Lupita!

Colour blocking on fleek!

Just look how these bold colours pop beautifully against her skin.

She’s fashion goals!

We can’t wait for her next photo spread.

Head on to to check out more snippets of her interview.


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