In Case You Missed It: Lupita Nyong’o’s Speech on Beauty

Lupita Nyong’o gives an inspirational speech on beauty.

Lupita Nyong’o has been seen everywhere in the public eye, and rightly so. The actress recently gave a speech on beauty, specifically beauty in women of color, at the Essence Magazine’s 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

In response to her speech, model Alek Wek says,

“I was amazed and very humbled by Lupita’s words, and I am so proud and happy that her talent was deservedly recognized with her Oscar award,” she said. “When I first started modeling I realized I was very different from many of my colleagues, but I welcomed the opportunities my career in fashion offered me, and the support from many inspiring individuals in the fashion industry. And because of this I have always strived to use the platform I have in fashion, to champion the ideals of what is beautiful.”

Model Alek Wek

Model Alek Wek

“True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others,” Wek said. “Beauty should not be culturally relevant—it should be universal.”

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