The Oscar-winning actress says that talking to her role model about beauty and character was a "dream come true."
Recently named People's Most Beautiful woman, Lupita Nyong'o gave us goosebumps during her ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood speech about Black beauty and what Alek Wek's supermodel status meant to her growing up.
"And then Alek Wek came on the international scene...I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me as beautiful," said the Academy Award-winner.
In an exclusive interview with ESSENCE, Alek Wek shared: "I was amazed and very humbled by Lupita's words, and I am so proud and happy that her talent was deservedly recognized with her Oscar Award."
In this People TV clip, the lovely ladies finally meet and sit down to chat about real beauty.