Let’s just say Lupita was our IT GIRL in 2014. What I love most about her is not her impeccable skin and beautiful shade of brown but her story. Not only People Magazine’s Most Beautiful but Yale Master’s Degree holder from the School of Drama tells us she is smart black woman who paid her dues as a production assistant on several Hollywood film sets. Not many people have one movie take off the way 12 Years a Slave did and garner this much attention but as a lady of a dark shade of brown, I’m happy to see this woman of color grace the cover of Glamour Magazine as the Woman of the Year. This sends such a great message not only for her intelligence to young women but a positive reflection that they too can reach heights that they’ve never believed they could. Take a look at some of her most notable covers of 2014.