Lupita Nyong'o and Alek Wek

Lupita Nyong'o and Alek Wek ( 1st photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons -remixed- 2nd photo courtesy of Flickr- (spiritchasa)
 The Internet has been buzzing about the beautiful Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong'o. The Oscar nominated star played in the movie "12 Years a Slave." On January 18th, she attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards wearing a beautiful sea blue, slim fitting dress. The straps of her dress crisscrossed at her chest and were adorned by matching sea blue and gold flowers. The star rocked her natural hair in a low top fade.

Lupita Nyong'o reminds me of Southern Sudanese model, Alek Wek. When I was a kid, Alek Wek was one of the only dark skin models I would see in some Black magazines. Her tall and dark figure seemed to break the mold of the normal standards of beauty. I thought she was gorgeous. Like Nyong'o, Wek also rocked a short haircut. I have heard people say that Alek Wek and Lupita Nyong'o look alike, and I have to disagree. Although both have similar skin tones, short hair, and appear to be in great shape, I think they have different facial features.

Both Alek Wek and Lupita Nyong'o are female native Africans who've risen to the top of their game, and I'm not mad at them either (smile)!

Go Ms. Nyong'o and Ms.Wek!

What do you think of both Lupita Nyong'o and Alek Wek?
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