Even though the awards season is over, Lupita Nyong’o is still shining.

The beautiful actress graces the cover of the May issue of Marie Claire magazine as one of the top actresses on the rise. It seems like just moments ago Nyong’o, 31, dazzled the world in her Nairobi blue Prada gown as she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in “12 Years a Slave.”

In the article, she opened up about her nerves before her category’s winner was announced. “I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy,” Nyong’o said. “It’s not even about the outcome; it’s about the agony of the unknown. It’s like waiting for test results in a hospital.”

Wearing an energetic magenta strapless gown, Lupita looked absolutely radiant with a curly short ‘do and vibrant makeup. She also dished in the interview about her fashion and sense of style. “I wasn’t a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown. Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger [introduced to her by friend and Non-Stop costar Michelle Dockery], and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color. I don’t dress to impress; I don’t feel that pressure.”

Lupita is just one of three actresses who is featured on solo covers for May, joining Kate Mara and Elle Fanning.