It was just a matter of time before Oscar newbie Lupita Nyong’o got her Vogue cover moment, and it looks like July’s the lucky month. Nyong’o is decked out in a bright Fall ’14 Prada print for the cover shot, which was photographed in Marrakech and lensed by Mikael Jansson. Inside the mag, the actress takes quite the stretch in stilettos, draped over a blue exercise ball and gets real about her younger years and her career thus far. “It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life. People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me—before I recognized them!” Nyong’o told Hamish Bowles in the cover feature. Check out the full story and shots at Vogue.com. Go, Lupita, go!