“Sesame Street” just got a bit more glamorous with Lupita Nyong’o appearing with Elmo on the popular children’s show. The Oscar-winning actress spoke to her furry friend about skin and learning to love it no matter what shade you have.
“Skin comes in lots of beautiful shades and colors,” Lupita said to Elmo in the video below. The Kenyan stunner has graced the cover of Vogue and was the “World’s Most Beautiful Person” according to this year’s People magazine, despite struggling to accept her dark skin. In a speech she gave during the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Lupita said: “My mother reminded me often that she thought I was beautiful, but that was no consolation — she’s my mother, of course she is supposed to think I’m beautiful.”
Watch as the unquestionably beautiful actress shows Elmo that underneath all that red fur, he too has skin — which apparently is very ticklish.