Lupita Nyong'o Is the World's Most Beautiful Woman of 2014 - Go Behind the Scenes of Her Shoot

04/23/2014 at 09:05 AM ET

Lupita Nyong'o World's Most BeautifulCourtesy Brenna Britton/@brennabpeople

The PEOPLE StyleWatch team couldn’t be happier about this year’s Most Beautiful Woman choice. After all, we’ve been writing love notes to Lupita Nyong’o since she came on the scene last fall. She looks amazing in anything she wears (her arms inspire us to do pushups), she looks fabulous in any kind of makeup and she’s got a genuine joy and enthusiasm that makes her absolutely radiant.

Lupita Nyong'o World's Most BeautifulCourtesy Brenna Britton/@brennabpeople

So since we feel like we kinda called her big win (work with us here), we got to go behind the scenes of her stunning photoshoot. We got to see the dozens of dresses, jewels and shoes she tried on for a few killer shots for the magazine. She wore everything from a Michael Kors gray turtleneck sweater and Marchesa shorts to a Cartier vintage emerald necklace — as you can see, she had no shortage of jaw-dropping designer styles to try. The actress posed for photographer Alexi Lubomirski at N.Y.C.’s Plaza Hotel, with her hair done by Ted Gibson, makeup by Nick Barose, manicure by Casey Herman and styling by Katie Mossman.

Lupita Nyong'o World's Most BeautifulCourtesy Brenna Britton/@brennabpeople

One of her winning outfits? A yellow-gold Zac Posen gown (top), worn with H.Stern and Pomellato jewels. For even more from the star (including a look at everything she wore!) pick up this week’s Most Beautiful issue, full of gorgeous photos and tons of inside scoop on the most remarkable people in (and out of) Hollywood. And tell us: What do you think of the pick? How gorgeous are these photos?

RELATED: See even more jaw-dropping behind-the-scenes photos from Lupita’s shoot here!

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Araba on

Could not be more pleased with this woman! So classy and smart and talented and kind! Thank you People for honoring her!

Librababe on

I think you chose the right pick this year! Shes naturally beautiful with a sparkling personality and great physique. I’m buying the issue as soon as I can :)

Robbie on

Sorry – I don’t get the obsession – she has a nice smile but she has a big nose and and big forehead…just don’t think she is all that…

chiphunter on

Are you kidding me??????? The most beautiful woman??????
This has to be the joke of the year

Jennifer A. on


chiphunter on

Shows what a screwed up liberal piece of rag that People magazine is…………

ddcook2 on

Yes, People Magazine got it right this time. Lupita is naturally beautiful, not surgically enhanced.

fpleso on

I see all the blacks are commenting on here

fpleso on

I agree with Chiphunter…. The joke of the year….

JP on

She is beautiful.

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