“After earning a degree in film and African studies at Hampshire College in Massachusetts—during which time Nyong’o directed a documentary, In My Genes, about albinism in Kenya—she was faced with the age-old post-college question: What do I want to do with my life? “I knew that if I didn’t try acting, that would be the one thing I would regret, so I decided to apply to acting schools,” Nyong’o says. “If I got in, I’d take it as a sign that I should pursue acting as a career. If I didn’t get in, I was prepared to figure out some plan B.” She adds: “Luckily, I got in.””
This girl can do no wrong these days. She’s an inspiration for many and has been hijacked by magazines and designers. The sky is only the limit for Lupita Nyog’o. We say good on you girl.