Lupita Nyong'o Once Gave An Inspiring Speech About Beauty And Women (Video)

Is Lupita Nyong'o the new Jennifer Lawrence? The talented Oscar winner seems to be Hollywood's latest obsession, speaking more eloquently and carrying herself more elegantly than the other actresses in her category.

Her acceptance speech for Best Breakthrough Performance at the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon hosted by Essence magazine certainly solidifies this claim.

Lupita delivered an incredibly well-written and thought-provoking narrative on beauty that left the entire star-studded audience speechless.

Her advice was wise and insightful, especially coming from a woman whose livelihood greatly depends on her appearance.

"You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you," Lupita says, instead telling the audience that "what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you."

Watch her heartwarming speech and let us know: what is beauty to you?

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