Lupita Nyong'o on the Cover of Vogue July 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Totally Nails Her First Vogue Cover

On accepting the Oscar for best supporting actress: "All I could think was 'Don't fall on those stairs,' because it's not cute if you follow Jennifer Lawrence — it's not cute if you're the second one!"
On her Oscar acceptance speech: "People are still filling me in on what happened after. My mother says I cried during the speech; I don't believe her."​

Can't get enough Lupita? Be sure to check out her amazing bikini body during a recent beach day in Maui!

Source: Vogue / Mikael Jansson

Lupita Nyong'o is officially a Vogue cover girl! The Oscar-winning actress looks absolutely flawless in the July issue of the magazine — showing off beautiful pieces from Prada, Vera Wang, and Givenchy — and in the accompanying interview, she opens up about her extraordinary year in the limelight, that tear-filled Oscars speech, and her budding relationship with the fashion industry. Lupita even talks about getting praise and attention from her A-list peers, saying, "It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life. People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me — before I recognized them!" Keep reading to see more gorgeous photos from Lupita's first-ever Vogue spread, and read her enlightening quotes.

Source: Vogue / Mikael Jansson