Beyoncé has won countless awards, and now she has a new honor to add to her résumé. The pop superstar, wife, and mother has been crowned the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine.
“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” said Beyoncé, who graces the magazine’s cover. “I’m very honored and it means more to me that I was named this after I became a mother.”
The 30-year-old singer, who gave birth in January, was glowing as she spoke about her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” she explained. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”
She showed off her post-baby body in a photo shoot with famed photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino. “It’s really about who you are, the human being, that makes you beautiful,” said B, who named her mother as the most beautiful woman in the world.
“I know that women are like fine wine and we get better with age and she’s just such a glamorous, sophisticated, classy, gentle, beautiful woman.”
Other women making this year’s list include Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Selena Gomez.