Lupita Back on the Cover of Vogue Is All the ‘New Year, New You’ We Need

In #Faves news: She’s beautiful, she’s black, and this January, she’s back on the cover of American Vogue!


Lupita Nyong’o is ushering us into 2018 with Little Mermaid-after-she-made-the-trade realness (The Root staff has been lobbying for her to star in a live-action remake of the animated classic, and we won’t let it go). This marks her fourth(!) Vogue cover in as many years, and is of course in anticipation of her upcoming superhero turn as the Dora Milaje warrior Nakia in Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler and due out in February (officially making this the best Black History—and Future—Month EVER).

While we do wish that Vogue would expand its regular rotation of black beauties—and black celebs in general—we are never not thrilled to see the gorgeous Lupita shine. And shine she does.

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?

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Listen, I am still not over the Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue”. I finally came into possession of the issue, courtesy of my neglectful cousin *sticks out tongue*... Even though it’s close to ten years old, it is still mine. I just wish that the American Vogue would have the balls to do so.