It’s that time of the year when People magazine releases it’s Most Beautiful People issue when they crown the year’s Most Beautiful Woman. Last year it was Jennifer Lopez. This year … it’s popstar/actress/new mom Beyoncé Knowles. BUT, Bey isn’t alone in sharing the Most Beautiful title this year … there are other beauties selected by People featured in the magazine as well. From film royalty to actual royalty, People magazine has curated a list of the women who they believe are the Most Beautiful in the world. Click below to see Beyoncé‘s cover photo, read an excerpt from her coverstory feature and find out what other beauties are featured in this year’s crop featured in People magazine’s Most Beautiful People issue.
BEYONCÉ is named PEOPLE’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2012 in the magazine’s special double issue, now celebrating its 23rd year.
This marks the ninth time the pop superstar singer and actress has made the coveted list. She is joined by fellow “Most Beautiful Woman” Hall of Famers Julia Roberts (13 times), Nicole Kidman (10 times), and Mad Men’s breakout star, Jessica Paré, a newcomer to the list. The 178 fabulous faces featured in the issue also include such gorgeous guys as David Beckham, Blake Shelton, and Ashton Kutcher, plus PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, Bradley Cooper. BEYONCÉ is an entertainment force of nature, a 16-time Grammy winner, a beauty and style icon – and is now proudest of the title that happens to be her most recent – mommy to little Blue Ivy Carter. “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.” The “Crazy in Love” singer, 30, and her husband of four years, Jay-Z, 42, have gone gaga for Blue, born Jan. 7 in New York City. “She’s just the cutest thing,” gushes BEYONCÉ, who croons one-of-a-kind tunes to her daughter and professes to “love” changing diapers. So who does her daughter most resemble? “She looks like Blue,” says BEYONCÉ, who is back to her pre-baby weight and gearing up for her first post-baby concerts, Memorial Day weekend at the Revel Atlantic City. “She’s her own person.” “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” she adds. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”
As you can see above, Kate Middleton, Michelle Williams, Sofia Vergara and Charlize Theron are among the Most Beautiful People selected by People magazine this year (curiously, they are all women who have been featured in the headlines lately … hmmm). While pretty much everyone agrees that the Most Beautiful People issue is nothing more than PR fluff, you have to admit … it’s fun PR fluff. These are the celebs that we talk about almost on a daily basis. They interest us for one reason or another … and there is no denying that they are all beautiful. Many of these celebs are more than just beautiful … they’re funny, talented, giving, loving … they’re worth gushing over as fans, I think :) I’ve always thought that Beyoncé is one of the most beautiful women in the world … clearly People magazine and others agree with me … do you? What do y’all think of this year’s crop of Most Beautiful People? Are you impressed? What do you think of the Most Beautiful issue overall? Is it something you enjoy from year to year?