There’s nothing mellow about the bright yellow dress Lupita Nyong’o is donning on the cover of French ELLE. In fact, there’s nothing low key about the star’s rise to fame either.

Lupita strikes a supermodel pose as she grabs her waist with her two hands as the billowing frock exposes her slender legs. With her signature short hair-do, the 12 Years A Slave star glows as her contagious smile is accented with a fabulous slick of red lipstick.

Besides her enviable acting talents, the talented star has also taken the fashion world by storm.

ELLE France has labeled Lupita Nyong’o a ‘superstar’ as she graces the cover of the fashion magazine’s July issue.

The 31-year-old continues her stellar year by looking stunning as she flashes a big smile in a canary yellow Giambattista Valli Haute Couture silk gown.

So of course she’s beaming!

Well maybe it’s the Oscar award, the new role in the Star Wars sequel or just her life being turned around seemingly overnight. Lupita is riding high.