NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Actress and Filmmaker Lupita Nyong'o attends IFP's 23nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IFP)

Jemal Countess//Getty Images

If this whole acting thing doesn’t work out, it looks like Lupita Nyong’o would make a very savvy publicist. Lupita has managed to deflect the attention from being photographed on the beach in her bathing suit by the paparazzi and ending up on a “Best Summer Best Bodies 2014” list into a incident that proves how hilarious she is. And that’s saying something considering it looks like she managed to pull off wearing a white strapless bikini with a massive Indiana Jones-style sun hat.  It’s just another reason why we totally want her to be our best friend. And how did she pull-off such an impressive feat? Not with the standard PR statement but with Instagram.

After some pesky paparazzi photographed Lupita relaxing on the sandy beaches in Hawaii, Lupita posted this on her Instagram account:

Lupita Nyong'o Bikini Papparazzi Instagram

Despite being photographed in her bikini, which no woman should be forced to put up with, Oscar-winning celebrity or not, she didn’t go all smash-the-camera angry like she rightfully could have. Instead she saw the humor in the event and captioned the photo:

“The paparazzi: They got me good!!! #FirstPapStakeout #ZoomLensesSuitableForHorrorFilms”

She also posted her own beach photo:

Lupita Nyong'o Hawaii Beach InstagramIgnoring the fact that I’m jealous because she’s in Maui and I’m not, her response just makes me love her more. This girl must have gone to one hell of a celebrity media training course. Well played Lupita, well played.

Photos: Instagram