Which Oscar winning actress has been named the world’s most beautiful woman?

American magazine, People has named the Lupita Nyong’o as 2014’s Most Beautiful Woman.

The 31-year-old actress is delighted by the accolade and not just by the compliment, but what it means for others.

“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.”

The Oscar winning actress has spoken before about her insecurities surrounding her looks and thanks her mother for giving her the ability to embrace her own beauty.