Lupita hits Sesame Street

For a lesson in skin

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Appearing on Sesame Street is a sure-fire way for a celebrity to go up in our estimations (we still remember fondly when Benedict Cumberbatch met The Count).

The latest star to make the journey from Hollywood to its famous sidewalk? Lupita Nyong’o.

In a just-aired clip, the Oscar-winning actress puts in a star turn explaining to Elmo why skin is brilliant and why everyone should love the skin they’re in – brown, red, whatever.

It’s powerful stuff.

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