Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California in this January 18, 2014, file photo. It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on April 23, 2014 as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files   (UNITED STATES Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Lupita Nyong’o

Nyong’o became an instant star after her role in director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave in 2013. She became a fashion icon, cultural icon and role model for women with darker skin tones. Her popularity even spawned a photoshopped image with Storm’s mohawk. This image went viral and everyone wanted her as the weather base heroine. This might have been one of the most popular fan castings in recent years.

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