- Lupita Nyong'o has been gracing the small and big screens with her image when her name blew up in the show business industry that won her multiple prestigious awards
- The Mexican-Kenyan actress revealed that despite the fame and recognition she's experiencing now, it could only be a dream for her when she was young.
You can see her anywhere, from the small screen, the big screen, up to the covers of the highly acclaimed magazines, Lupita Nyong'o is taking the Hollywood by storm.
After her hit role in the movie '12 Years a Slave,' the actress has won herself an 'Oscar,' which was an achievement since it's been two years since someone of color has won the award.
However, before arriving at the platform of glamour and popularity, Lupita revealed the difficulty of surviving her childhood while living in Mexico and Kenya.
'My parents shielded us from a lot. It would be dangerous for us to know things because then we could be a target. So they raised us with a semblance of normalcy. There were times when we were under house arrest and couldn’t go to school. I knew we were in a different situation than my friends.'
'Even when things were out of sorts, my mother ran the house like always. You were in that bathtub at 6; you were in bed at 7. I remember my father being gone for long stretches when he was detained without trial.'
The model-actress has learned to keep herself intact not let it stop her from achieving her dreams as she said:
'You can’t let your emotions get the better of you. And if you’re on a winning streak, the last thing you want to do is pat yourself on the back.'
Lupita has also never escaped the harsh world black people have to live in as she also suffered racist remarks, but she did not let it get her.
' I used to be teased and teased. They called me black mamba, awful names. You know what I gained? Compliments never grow old. They’re delightful every time.'
But look where she is now, talk about bouncing back and perfect landing, Lupita has been keeping it real and optimistic as she keeps on achieving heights on she can climb.
Source: NY Times
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