Lupita Nyong’o Covers October Issue of ‘Vogue’

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Lupita Nyong’o has landed the cover of Vogue for the second time for the magazine’s October 2015 issue.

The Mexican-Kenyan beauty looks gorgeous on the cover in a metallic Valentino Haute Couture gown, paired with no jewelry and a dark red lip.

Within the pages of the fashion bible, the Oscar-winning actresss talks about fame, fashion and family.

Check out some of the highlights below!

Returning to Kenya after Oscar Win: “It was overwhelming,” she says. “In Africa there is a nationalism that comes with things like winning an Oscar. It’s traditional to be welcomed and celebrated. Praise songs, which are the highest honor in Kenya, were sung for me, and they included lines from my Oscar speech.” (“Your dreams are valid” featured prominently in the lyrics.)

Family life growing up: “I was raised with a strong sense of charity. When I was younger I volunteered with an orphanage. I did a lot of organizing of church events.” Her mother, who runs her own public-relations company, also raises money for cancer. Besides returning to Nairobi a WildAid ambassador, Lupita hosted mentoring events for groups of arts-focused school children aged between ten and eighteen. “When I was that age I would have liked someone to talk to me. Because what I found when I was growing up was that there was no real understanding of what it meant to be in a creative field.”

On loving both America and Kenya: “I definitely feel there’s a lot of America in me,” she continues. “The idea that you can be self-made is very vibrant in America. You can do anything that you want to do. That spirit pushes you on. But it took me leaving Kenya to really appreciate the glory of the place. Ultimately, I will always be a child of Kenya.”

On drama vs. comedy: “I’m definitely attracted to more dramatic roles. I like playing characters that stretch me and that allow me to investigate humanity in a different way.”

Check out her spread and the rest of her cover story here.

(Photo Credit: Vogue)