Lupita Nyong'o Is as Stylish on the Beach as She Is on the Red Carpet (Anyone Surprised?)

06/05/2014 at 03:18 PM ET

If should come as no surprise that Lupita Nyong’o — PEOPLE’s reigning World’s Most Beautiful Woman and the breakout style star of 2014 — leaves everyone in the sand when it comes to stylish beachwear. The actress was snapped strolling the shores of Maui in one of the cutest bikinis we’ve seen all season.

Nyong’o, who is in Hawaii for the Maui Film Festival, selected a white scalloped bandeau top and matching bottom (click here to see!), teamed with a delicate belly chain around her waist and topped with a wide-brim hat, for some down time on the beach Wednesday. And rather than get angry at the paparazzi for capturing her off-duty moment, she got even, ribbing their over-the-top behavior by captioning the above Instagram photo, “The paparazzi: They got me good!!! #FirstPapStakeout #ZoomLensesSuitableForHorrorFilms.”

Lupita Nyong'o bikiniCourtesy Lupita Nyong’o

Nyong’o then shared a snap of herself lounging by the ocean (above) in a blue-and-white embroidered Shoshanna coverup we’d love to add to our summer wardrobe. (Her caftan collection is turning out to be as enviable as her red carpet wardrobe.)

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On the heels of her Oscar win, the actress is gearing up to start filming Star Wars: Episode VII — and if that’s the mega-success people are predicting, we’d guess Nyong’o has a few more paparazzi stakeouts in her future.

What do you think of her bikini moment? Do you like her beach look? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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Tami on

She is beautiful. That bikini is gorgeous on her and her modesty is so refreshing. Simply stunning.

Jazmin on

When you’ve got that body you’re not ashamed of showing it, besides we already saw her naked in “12 years a slave”.

Canada1 on

Love her, she’s so classy!

Bee Happy on

That bikini is adorable. She is a beauty and seems like a much down-to-earth sweetheart!

slawson on

Now that is a perfect body and her skin color is absolutely amazing and to die for.

CDS on

She looks good — damn are the paps everywhere?

Katrina on

Beautiful and classy

just keeping it real on

If you got it flaunt it!

Kica on

Rihanna…take notes. ijs.

ana on

Well, I don’t think she is that beautiful and her body is far from perfect: her thighs are too thick and her chest is very masculine. She has a pretty face though.

Jaymeson on

Tiny from the waist up, heavy with fat thighs on the bottom!

Angie on

She’s absolutely perfect. Her body is amazing.

LulaBelle on

She does not have fat thighs. Only a dog wants a bone.

Lissy on

I love her, so stylish and so beautiful .

Jo on

Simply regal

Julesy on

We must be looking at different pics. Catty women on here are saying her thighs are too fat or thick. I do NOT see fat or thick thighs on her at all. I would love to have thighs like that!

Summer on

What is the “perfect body” that you catty women are speaking about, anyway? Perfection to you is something different to others. I think she’s a beautiful, talented young woman. I seriously can’t believe people are saying she’s heavy on the bottom and that her thighs are fat. Ridiculous. She’s TINY. They may be bigger in proportion to her upper body, but she’s a very petite woman.

Dee on

LMAO!!!!!!!!! I am just DYING from all the JEALOUS women on here talking about how her thighs are thick and she isn’t beautiful!!!

Smh….it’s ok, the rest of us know it’s pure Green Envy talking. You all wished you had a body to rock with confidence like Lupita…..

LOL, honestly……I especially loved Ana’s comments stating that the woman is not beautiful and her body is far from perfect bla bla bla….oh but wait….since I’ve insulted you lemme make it up by saying but she has a pretty face.

Nice try on the save but a lil too late when you’ve done cut her down to size Ana Banana…..Smh….wow!!!

Observer on

She is just so naturally beautiful, with imperfections and all that. But who doesn’t anyway? Her smile is so charismatic. She is one of those beauty and brains that you just want to look up to

tita on

she is absolutely beautiful! her smile just brightens her whole face

Sara on

Fat thighs? Are people actually being serious? The gap in the thigh thing has only become popular in the last few years- and a good majority of even fit women cannot accomplish that feat because they were not built that way.
She looks gorgeous, and I love her attitude.

Carter on

That poor woman is just so unattractive.

emmjaepenniman on

FLAWLESS, as always.

skigirl25 on

Sorry, but I am going to be blunt and to the point. She is NOT what I would see as beautiful at all!!! I think that a lot of people would agree with me. People Magazine decides to name her Most Beautiful of 2014, but this is nothing more then a Hallmark made-up holiday….

Ms. L. on

I’m going to be blunt myself,
Those of you who cannot see her beauty are certainly entitled to you opinion, however, the “Most Beautiful” is made up EVERY year. She has more beauty, grace and class in her little finger than some of you have (apparently)! If you were pictured and she thought YOU weren’t beautiful…she would most likely not even bother to comment. Try THAT next time!

Jain on

Thick, lumpy elephant legs. I do not find her attractive

Jain on

Thick and lumpy elephant legs. She is so over rated in her looks. A great at tress though

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