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The name Lupita is no longer just a name but a symbol of beauty, passion and devotion. She recognizes just how much influence she has as a person. Lupita is a true inspiration to young girls especially the dark skinned who for many years felt they fell short of the set media standards.

The Oscar award winner was named the world’s most beautiful person by the People Magazine. This were her sentiments, “it was exciting and just a major, major compliment,”. “And especially, I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.

She named Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek as the woman who she looked up to as an icon. This was her post on twitter. “Alek Wek came on the international scene, a celebrated model – she was dark as night, she was on all the runways, and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was,” “I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman that looked so much like me as beautiful,” “When I saw Alek, I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny.”

Through People magazine, Lupita finally got to meet her icon. The two beauties had ample time to strike this pose.

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