It's no surprise that Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful person of the year!
In behind-the-scenes footage from her photo shoot it is clear why she is the perfect choice.
She is Hollywood’s "It" girl after winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave and making a giant splash on the red carpet during awards season,
People magazine L.A. senior writer Julie Jordan told INSIDE EDITION, "Every year we look to see who bubbles to the surface, and this year Lupita Nyong'o was just amazing."
It's quite a difference from last year's controversial pick—Gwyneth Paltrow. There was backlash, such as "Huh?" and "Is this pompous film star really the world's most beautiful woman?”
This year's magazine features Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, and Julianna Margulies.
Sharon Stone is in the category of age defying. No argument there. At 56, she's still drop dead gorgeous.
There are shocking nude photos featuring Stacy Keibler who posed while pregnant, and singer Pink in an acrobatic pose, wearing only her trademark tattoos.
Jordan said, "I don't think anyone thinks, 'Yes! I want to shoot naked for a national magazine!' But, all of the women were game."
But this is Lupita's time to shine as she celebrated being named People's Most Beautiful Woman in the world.