Oscar Prediction: Lupita Nyong'o Will Win the Red Carpet

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At a charity event for EndGame: The Global Campaign To Defeat AIDS, TB And Malaria, May 2013
Lupita Nyong'o makes her red carpet debut for a good cause. Her laid back look is ... more 
Photo by: Getty Images
At a charity event for EndGame: The Global Campaign To Defeat AIDS, TB And Malaria, May 2013
Lupita Nyong'o makes her red carpet debut for a good cause. Her laid back look is kicked up a notch with stunning statement jewelry.
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Thu, Jan 16, 2014 3:00 PM EST
Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong'o won a Golden Globe award, landed on every publication's best dressed list, and was cast in the new spring Miu Miu campaign. But the actress is not your typical Hollywood style star. Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, Nyong'o has been focused on her craft, studying drama at Yale and writing/directing/producing the documentary "In My Genes" about the treatment of Kenya's albino population in 2009. Yeah, she's smart, she also speaks five languages (English, Luo, Spanish, Swahili, and Italian.) Her family may be used to the spotlight (her father is a prominent politician in Kenya while her tech genius cousin was named one of the Top 20 Youngest Power Women by Forbes), but this year marks Lupita's entry to the world of glitz and glamour. If the Globes proved anything, this red carpet prodigy has a few tricks up her cape. So come meet your next Oscar style icon--whether she wins or loses at the Academy Awards, she wins. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor