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Quick Hit: Lupita Nyong’o is Third Black Woman on People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Cover, But She’s the First Dark-Skinned Woman

Yesterday, Lupita Nyong’o became the third black woman to be named People’s “Most Beautiful” person of the year–but she’s the first woman of color with dark skin to earn the label. In 2012, People magazine named Beyoncé the most beautiful woman of the year; in 2003, it was Halle Berry who was on the cover of the annual list.lupita-nyongo_peoples_most_beautiful_people

This is absolutely crazy to me! It’s 2014 and it’s the first time a dark-skinned black women has been on People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” cover? How is it not obvious that there is still a race inequality issue in 2014!!!

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4 Responses to “Quick Hit: Lupita Nyong’o is Third Black Woman on People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Cover, But She’s the First Dark-Skinned Woman”

  1. Xenawarriorprincess

    I think Lupita certainly deserves this recognition, not only because of her outer beauty, but inner as well. I do understand your anger though. Studies have shown that younger children (black and white) think those who are lighter skinned are more beautiful, and I think this is an obvious influence of our society. Certainly racial inequality is evident still in our society, and Lupita’s recognition is a step in the right direction.


    • steeleba

      I agree she definitely deserves the recognition. That’s so sad that even children have been taught to think that. It’s a step that should have been taken a long time ago. Thank for your comment.


  2. mscherhorowitz

    I think there are a couple of issues that come into play with Lupita being the first dark-skinned woman to earn this title. Like Xenawarriorprincess mentioned, we are conditioned to believe that people with lighter skin are more beautiful. So I think that then causes a visibility issue within Hollywood where there really aren’t many actresses or musicians who are very popular, so it’s really awesome that everyone seems to recognize how gorgeous Lupita is, and hopefully this will help them recognize how beautiful other dark-skinned women are too.


    • steeleba

      I agree with what your saying about this is the cause of less black (dark-skinned) women being actresses and musicians. And yes, hopefully more people will start the recognize the beauty equally of women.



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