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A Year Of Firsts: Lupita Nyong’o Lands On Cover Of Vogue!

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Lupita Nyong’o proves yet again why she is Hollywood’s “it” girl. From winning her first Oscar to landing her very first Vogue cover, it’s been a huge 2014 for the Kenyan beauty.

On Thursday morning, Vogue released the cover of their July issue and gracing the cover is the one and only, Nyong’o. The star, stunning in a printed, purple and red Prada dress, shows off her perfect figure and flawless looks while posing for the fashion mag. “Her Incredible Breakout Year,” the publication’s headline reads.

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“I was really nervous about seeing myself in 12 Years a Slave because it had been such a profound experience in all ways,” Nyong’o told the magazine. “I remember it being one of the most joyful times in my life and also one of the most sorrowful. I didn’t want my experience to be a vain one. But I will say that when I watched it, my heartstrings were pulled so tight for Solomon that I couldn’t go into the ego trip. I cried, I mean, I was inconsolable. I wept for an hour after the movie.”

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It was a year of firsts for the Yale graduate, who gained recognition after her role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s, 12 Years a Slave. Not only was Lupita this year’s award season fashion darling, but she also won several awards for her role in the drama, was named People magazine’s “most beautiful,” became the first Black ambassador for Lancome and was recently cast in Star Wars: Episode VII.

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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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