Lupita Nyong'o Heads To Sesame Street To Share An Important Message

Lupita Nyong'o Heads To Sesame Street To Share An Important Message

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Oscar winner and former Marie Claire cover girl Lupita Nyong'o has a new co-star—one you're undoubtedly familiar with: Elmo. The seriously stunning actress made a guest appearance on Sesame Street this week, and the two tackled a serious subject—race—in a wonderful way. Nyong'o is explaining the concept of skin to a furry Elmo, who notes that "Miss Lupita's skin is a beautiful brown color." In response, Nyong'o says "That's the thing I love most about skin, Elmo. Skin comes in lots of beautiful shades and colors."

Nyong'o and Elmo's message is simple enough to be digested by even the youngest of audiences, but it rings true for people of all ages: To love the skin you're in, no matter the hue. Watch the full clip below.

Diana Pearl

I'm an Associate Editor at the Business of Fashion, where I edit and write stories about the fashion and beauty industries. Previously, I was the brand editor at Adweek, where I was the lead editor for Adweek's brand and retail coverage. Before my switch to business journalism, I was a writer/reporter at, where I wrote news posts, galleries and articles for PEOPLE magazine's website. My work has been published on,,,, and in Every Day with Rachael Ray. It has been syndicated by,, and, among other publications. Previously, I've worked at,, and