04/25/2014 10:17 am ET | Updated Apr 25, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o Tried To Tell Us How To Pronounce Her Name A Long Time Ago

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By now, we're sure you've received the news that Lupita Nyong'o was named People magazine's Most Beautiful Person for 2014. And you may have also realized that quite a few folks don't know how to pronounce the actress' name without butchering it.

But Lupita was way ahead of us. She predicted that news anchors, reporters, announcers and even fellow actors would have a hard time with her name, and actually made a how-to pronunciation video on Instagram to prevent such excruciatingly hilarious mishaps.

So here’s how you say Lupita Nyong’o correctly, for next time -- because she will continue to be in the news and you will have to say her name again.

The Lovely Lupita Nyong'o