06:41 PM EDT 04/20/2015
Originally posted 04/16/2015 07:05PM
All of PEOPLE's Most Beautiful choices have a special something that makes them stand out – that inexplicable "It" factor.
The same can be said for the world's animals. Every pet has his or her own adorable quirk that sets them apart to their owners; each has a version of that "Julia Roberts smile."
Originally posted 02/13/2015 05:40PM
Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong'o: Every year, PEOPLE honors the most flawless and fierce women – inside and out – in our highly anticipated World's Most Beautiful issue. And this year, we want to put you in the issue, too! For the first time ever, we're asking our readers to share a selfie on social for the chance to be included in the magazine (and, you know, earn bragging rights for life).
Originally posted 12/23/2014 07:45PM
She won the Oscar for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave and she graced the cover of PEOPLE's Most Beautiful issue – Lupita Nyong'o had a very good year.
Originally posted 11/03/2014 04:45PM
She's PEOPLE's reigning World's Most Beautiful Woman, but growing up, Lupita Nyong'o was taught otherwise.
Originally posted 06/02/2014 01:20PM
The World's Most Beautiful woman is heading to a galaxy far, far away.
Originally posted 04/27/2014 07:05PM
In an emotional speech at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in February, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o credited supermodel Alek Wek's success for giving her own self-confidence a huge boost. "She was dark as night, she was on all of the runways and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was," Nyong'o said. "I couldn't believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me as beautiful."
Originally posted 04/23/2014 09:00AM
The actress tells women to embrace their bodies – and not worry about the size on the label
Originally posted 04/23/2014 10:15AM
Plus: The supermodel shares the smart advice she'd give her younger self
Originally posted 04/24/2014 10:00AM
The new mom, posing for PEOPLE without makeup, opens up about her accepting her imperfections
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