Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o (who was actually born in Mexico) celebrated her 2nd cover of American Vogue magazine today. The 32-year-old Oscar winner shines in the high fashion photo layout shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the October 2015 issue of Vogue.

In the photo caption on, Lupita wrote:

AAAAAAAAH. At last I can share this secret: my second Vogue cover is out!!! What an honor, joy and THRILL it was to work on this October issue. Thank you to @voguemagazine for hearing me out and making me feel so beautiful. @mertalas @macpiggott I love being in front of your lenses – thank you for bringing out the best of me! #TeamworkisDREAMwork @teamid @vernonfrancois @dilokritbarose @therealplumsykes. #coutureallday More on

The photos are indeed stunning, but I have questions.

Is it just me, or is this photo intentionally darker than it needs to be?

And why is she knocking over a chair and climbing the wall like a monkey in this photo?