Kenyan stunner, Lupita Nyong’o is ESSENCE Magazine’s January cover girl and inside the pages of the zine she tackles the price she paid for her instant fame. Lupita Nyong’o is simply stunning on the cover of the January issue of ESSENCE.
After her Oscar win, life swept Lupita Nyong’o into a dizzying swirl of fame. She became an overnight style and beauty icon and filmed three movies, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All that busyness came at an emotional price. Lupita has found her roots—and herself—again. The January issue of ESSENCE hits newsstands on Friday, December 4th.
On her fame, she says “After 12 Years a Slave and the quote-unquote meteoric rise, I felt like there was a moment where I was suffering from whiplash. I had talked so much about who I was that I’d forgotten who I was”