True Story: Lupita Nyong'o Was Stood Up for Prom

"WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?" —us, to her date

Lupita Nyong'o
(Image credit: Getty Images)

As any human with a heart knows, being stood up sucks. And being stood up on prom? Possibly the worst. So it makes us 😢/infuriates us to learn that Lupita Nyong'o, OF ALL PERFECT PEOPLE, was stood up by her own prom date.

"There was a guy in my neighborhood that I thought was so cute, and I gathered up the guts to ask him to prom. I didn't talk to him much at all, but I asked him to prom," she told Seth Meyers on his show last night. And, let's just say, he didn't make it. 

Worst part: Nyong'o designed her own dress! So much effort, so little payoff. 

Are you kicking yourself right now, sir? Because you should be.

Watch the whole thing here:

Follow Marie Claire on Instagram for the latest celeb news, pretty pics, funny stuff, and an insider POV.

Samantha Leal
Samantha Leal

I'm Sam, the senior editor at I love shining a light on awesome people doing things that matter, cool products and hacks for everyday life, and advice you'll actually use. I'm pretty much always looking for the perfect GIF for any situation. When I'm not trolling the internet, I can be found dancing like a weirdo or napping like it's my job. Right now, I'm probably eating or drinking something filled with sugar or booze. (Sorry, mom.)