LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)

Regal and glowing, Lupita Nyong’o is simply stunning on the cover of the January issue of ESSENCE. Our Kenyan beauty has become a household name since winning an Oscar for her turn in 12 Years a Slave. She’s been busy as can be (Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres this month), but one can hardly tell considering how radiant she remains.

See her Instagram post below, clearly we will be seeing more of Lupita in 2016 !