If this acting thing hadn’t worked out for Lupita Nyong’o, she might have taken up braiding as a profession.

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According to Vogue, the Oscar winner was disappointed with the braids she got in New York City at an African salon. That’s when she went back home to Kenya and learned how to braid herself. 

Nyong’o used the styling technique to stay awake in class while she was at both Amhearst’s Hampshire College and later at the Yale School of Drama. But even though she wanted it to be her side hustle, she didn’t have the heart to charge anyone. 

Here’s the kicker – Lupita STILL braids! Is that cool or what? Check out pics of Hollywood stars who did the college experience in a major way:

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