5 Things You Didn't Know About New 'It Girl' Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

There's a lot to love about the first-time Oscar nominee!

It's an all-out war for "it girl" status! Fan-favorite Jennifer Lawrence might have found herself a bit of competition with newcomer Lupita Nyong'o. The Kenya native, who stunned audiences around the globe with her breakout performance in the Oscar-nominated film 12 Years A Slave, has captured the interest of Hollywood and moviegoers everywhere with her breathtaking red carpet style, and obvious acting chops.

But what else is there to know about the first-time Oscar nominee? We're willing to bet you wouldn't have pegged her as a Final Fantasy 8 fan or for having an obsession with '90s TV rivaling only our own. Here are a few facts about the 30-year-old we guarantee will have you cheering for her throughout awards season.

Check out the list over at Wetpaint: Who Is Lupita Nyong'o? 5 Things to Know About The 12 Years A Slave Star

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