Lupita Nyong’o shows off her culinary curiosity as Oscar-winner proudly eats ANTS at gala event

Lupita Nyong'o shows off her culinary curiosity as Oscar-winner proudly eats ANTS at gala event 2
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‘You can call me Ant-Woman!’: Lupita Nyong’o’s fans are left gobsmacked as she eats INSECTS at a world-renowned restaurant

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She is an Oscar-winner known for her ability to take on many diverse roles.

And Lupita Nyong’o left her fans gobsmacked as she ate ants at a gala event held at world-renowned restaurant Noma in Los Angeles on Thursday evening.

The actress, 39, took to Instagram to share a clip of herself enjoying the bizarre snack, which was served at the opening night of a three-night dinner series in collaboration with nonprofit MAD and car company Audi.

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Daring: Lupita Nyong'o proudly shared a video on Instagram Thursday night of herself eating ants at a gala event

Daring: Lupita Nyong’o proudly shared a video on Instagram Thursday night of herself eating ants at a gala event

Interesting: The 39-year-old Kenyan-Mexican actress proudly showed off the delicacy which appeared to be a type of stone fruit with the insect sprinkled on top

Interesting: The 39-year-old Kenyan-Mexican actress proudly showed off the delicacy which appeared to be a type of stone fruit with the insect sprinkled on top

Lupita proudly showed off the delicacy which appeared to be a type of stone fruit with the insect sprinkled on top.

The Black Panther actress did not hesitate to take a bite as she announced: ‘It’s ants.’ 

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She was really impressed by the dish from the fine dining restaurant and swiftly took another bite.

Her eyes rolled to the back of her head as she nodded her head in approval before saying: ‘It was really good!’

Good cause: She certainly seemed to enjoy the bizarre snack which was served at the opening night of a three-night dinner series in Los Angeles of world-renowned restaurant Noma in collaboration with nonprofit MAD and car company Audi

Good cause: She certainly seemed to enjoy the bizarre snack which was served at the opening night of a three-night dinner series in Los Angeles of world-renowned restaurant Noma in collaboration with nonprofit MAD and car company Audi

Yum! The Black Panther actress did not hesitate to take a bite as she said: 'It's ants'

Yum! The Black Panther actress did not hesitate to take a bite as she said: ‘It’s ants’

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In a caption alongside the clip, she penned: ‘You can call me Ant-Woman!! #Marvel #Ants #Foodie.’

But her 9.4million followers were quick to take to the comments section to question whether the delicacy was as delicious as she said, with some sharing their shock that she ate them ‘on purpose’.

One shocked person joked: ‘Well can you come eat the ones on my porch.’

Another said: ‘On purpose??? I would’ve definitely assumed the waiter dropped mine and I would’ve asked for a new one…maybe I don’t get out enough but YOU at least look great lol.’

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A third commented: ‘Nooooooo. I feel itchy now.’ 

Her eyes rolled in the back of her head as she nodded her head in approval before saying: 'It was really good!'

Her eyes rolled in the back of her head as she nodded her head in approval before saying: ‘It was really good!’

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Surprised: But her fans were quick to take to the comments to question whether the delicacy was as delicious as she said, with some sharing their shock that she ate them 'on purpose'

Surprised: But her fans were quick to take to the comments to question whether the delicacy was as delicious as she said, with some sharing their shock that she ate them ‘on purpose’

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While a fourth commented: ‘That’s what my mango looked like when I dropped it on the ground that one time.’

And a fifth added: ‘Omg girl nooooo.’

Another quipped: ‘Are you sure ants didn’t get on the food while left unattended….’

Noma – which is run by chef René Redzepi – is considered by many critics to be the best restaurant in the world. 

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Stunning: Lupita looked pretty in a sleeveless pink jumpsuit featuring flowy trousers and an asymmetrical neckline

Stunning: Lupita looked pretty in a sleeveless pink jumpsuit featuring flowy trousers and an asymmetrical neckline

Double gold: She was not alone at the event which is raising awareness to sustainability and a commitment to driving positive change as she was joined by fellow Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose

Double gold: She was not alone at the event which is raising awareness to sustainability and a commitment to driving positive change as she was joined by fellow Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose

The original restaurant is in Copenhagen, Denmark as ants are a regular ingredient used in the cuisine as they are served on shrimp, beef tartare, among other dishes.

Lupita looked pretty in a sleeveless pink jumpsuit featuring flowy trousers and an asymmetrical neckline. 

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Her braided locks were worn down as she accentuated her natural looks with complementary make-up topped off with a swipe of red lip.

She was not alone at the event which is raising awareness to sustainability and a commitment to driving positive change as she was joined by fellow Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose.

Stunner: The 31-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina native looked stylish in a brown vest and trouser combination with metallic open-toed heels

Stunner: The 31-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina native looked stylish in a brown vest and trouser combination with metallic open-toed heels

Tremendous trio: They flanked fellow actress Jurnee Smollett

Tremendous trio: They flanked fellow actress Jurnee Smollett

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The 31-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina native looked stylish in a brown vest and trouser combination with metallic open-toed heels. 

Lupita has reprised her role as Nakia in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

The highly anticipated sequel is currently in post production. It is scheduled to debut in theaters November 11.

Excited: The talented duo smiled big as they posed for a snap together

Excited: The talented duo smiled big as they posed for a snap together

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