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Lupita Nyong’o Reacts To Being Marie Claire Cover Girl + Claims She Wasn’t Always A Fashionista!

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Seeing Lupita Nyong’o grace the pages of a magazine will never get old!

Just a week after the stunning Oscar winner was announced as the new face of Lancome, her beauty is displayed again on the cover of Marie Claire.

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The “Fresh Faces” issue features Nyong’o among a crop of Hollywood starlets the magazine deems to be “on fire” right now. Kate Mara, Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Emilia Clarke join Lupita as cover girls for the May issue.

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In her interview with the mag, the 12 Years A Slave star reveals she wasn’t always a fashionista, the agony of award shows and the perks of being famous.

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On Fashion:
“I wasn’t a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown. Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger [introduced to her by friend and Non-Stop costar Michelle Dockery], and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color. I don’t dress to impress; I don’t feel that pressure.”

On Waiting For Her Category During Award Shows:
“I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. It’s an internally loud moment. It’s not even about the outcome; it’s about the agony of the unknown. It’s like waiting for test results in a hospital.”

On The Perks Of Being Famous:
“I met Sidney Poitier, who has been someone I’ve looked up to and a blessing from afar. It was an incredible thing and something that I hold very dear to my heart.”

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Marie Claire also hosted a swanky soiree at the SoHo House in West Hollywood on Tuesday night to celebrate their gorgeous cover girls. Lupita hit the red carpet in a beautiful white and blue, embroidered frock and, as usual, her hair was styled to perfection!

Nyong'o attends Marie Claire Celebrates May Cover Stars on April 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Marie Claire)

Nyong’o attends Marie Claire Celebrates May Cover Stars on April 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Marie Claire)

While on the carpet for “Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces Party” Nyong’o spoke about being on the cover of the monthly mag. “Of course it’s an honor! To be on the cover of a magazine is a very exclusive thing and I’m happy to have been granted that opportunity,” stated the bold beauty.

The May issue of Marie Claire hits stands soon.

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Phaedra Parks And Her Revenge Body Nab Modeling Contract

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Photo: Rob Ector

Life is still peachy for Phaedra Parks!

The former The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star has just signed a contract with Wilhelmenia Modeling Agency.

That’s right the 5’1 attorney turned reality star, entrepreneur and mortician has now added model to her long list of job titles.

Stylish caught up with Parks about the new venture and her new revenge body.

“I think I’m the face of “yes you can,” she said when asked why modeling. “I’m a small town girl who has followed her dreams. Yes you can be a mom, yes you can be a lawyer and yes you can be a model. When the opportunity presented itself some people asked me “Why?’ and I said “Why not?”

She added, “I have the opportunity to show people that beauty can come in every size, shade, color and age. It’s exciting and an adventure!”

When asked what her dream campaign would be Parks said something in the beauty space.

“Well I would love be the face of skin care brand. I have great skin, I love makeup, but I love to be able to take off the makeup and have beautiful skin. I also think a lot of girls are looking on Instagram for an idealized standard of beauty that requires a lot of makeup. Those are not the faces of what real women look like.”

Not surprisingly Parks also admitted that she would be ok with going nude for the cameras.

“I don’t mind baring it all, I have been wearing g-strings and baring it all really every season for seven years. I had two children on national T.V.  I love nudity! I’ve brought a lot of exotic entertainers on the show, so I love my body and I’ve got curves. I’m a mother of two children, so I’m not perfect, but I have no problem getting naked.”

And we can see why. The mother of two is looking better than ever these days. So was it the divorce from husband Apollo Nida that led to her new body?

“Well, a lot of things happened in my personal life,” she explained. “Going through everything was so much stress, but then when it finished it was just effortless. I feel like I turned into Benjamin Button and started aging backwards, I started being happy.”

Photos by: Rob Ector

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