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Lupita Nyong'o named by People magazine as 'World's Most Beautiful' for 2014

  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Lupita Nyong'o attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Lupita Nyong'o attends the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

  • Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.

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.

Commenting on being selected for this year's cover, Nyong'o says: "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen."

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