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Lupita Nyong’o Drums Up Oscar Buzz and Rumors of Possible ‘Vogue’ Cover

Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong’o was only recently introduced to the American audience in her first featured film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, but she is quickly becoming a media darling.

Nyong’o’s performance is already garnering Oscar buzz. According to Variety,

“Actors like Nyong’o don’t come along often, and she’s a stunning discovery amidst an ensemble that carves out room for proven talents such as Paul Dano, Alfre Woodard and Brad Pitt.”

The Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised actress is also receiving praises from a former professor, Baba Hillman of her alum Hampshire College.

“She always stood out from the beginning as a brilliant, gifted actor and exceptional filmmaker,” said Hillman.

He adds, “Her films were always politically and artistically challenging. And beautifully crafted always very ambitious.”

The multi-talented performer has also caught the eye of Vogue magazine’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Earlier this week, Nyong’o was photographed sharing a laugh with Wintour at the 2013 Museum Of Modern Art Film benefit, “A Tribute To Tilda.”

Anytime Wintour is seen chatting up a Hollywood starlet, a Vogue cover or featured piece seems to follow shortly thereafter.

Only time will tell, but our fingers are crossed.

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2 thoughts on “Lupita Nyong’o Drums Up Oscar Buzz and Rumors of Possible ‘Vogue’ Cover

  1. Faye Gm says:

    Finally someone celebrated that has a hue like mine.

  2. Victor Augustus Onyango says:

    Ms. Wintour looks so homespun next to Ms. Nyong'o!!

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