Leave it to Lupita Nyong’o to have the cutest Flashback Friday photo.
Taking to her personal Instagram, the Oscar winner recently shared school portrait of herself when she was a teenager attending Rusinga School in Nairobi. At the tender age of 14, young Nyong’o had “full eyebrows and fringes/bangs.”
The actress wrote:
So, why did Nyong’o get rid of her hair? According to the 12 Years a Slave star, she had to shave it off at 19 because it was so damaged by chemical treatments.
“It wasn’t on a whim—I spent days thinking about it first,” the 32-year-old told Redbook in 2014. “Once I did it, it was very liberating, but I also felt very naked. When you feel the wind on your scalp, it’s like, Oh, my God. But I’ve kept my hair short ever since.”