Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most beautiful of them all? Beyoncé Knowles is the most beautiful of them all, as the 30-year-old songstress has been named as People’s 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman! In the exclusive interview with the magazine, Beyoncé talks about her beauty secrets and reveals how she lost the baby weight, but also when she feels the most beautiful. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the most beautiful woman’s interview and learn the secrets of looking as gorgeous as Beyoncé does!
Beyoncé told the magazine that this reward has made her feel so embarrassed and that it’s really overwhelming. She also said in the interview that she feels the most beautiful, when she is loved and secure. “It’s really about who you are. The human being that makes you beautiful,” Beyoncé says.
“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,” the singer told the magazine.
Beyoncé, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, 42, gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012 in New York City. “She’s just the cutest thing,” says the Grammy winner. She also sings to her daughter and confesses to “love” changing diapers. On whether Blue resembles her beautiful mom, the singer said: “She looks like Blue. She’s her own person,” the singer says. “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” she adds. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”
Beyoncé admits that her mother is the best example for her, when it comes to beauty and kindness. “My mother is absolutely the most beautiful woman in the world and I’ve had an incredible example. I know that women are like fine wine and they get better with age and she’s such a glamorous, sophisticated, classy, gentle, beautiful woman,” Beyoncé says.
According to magazine senior editor Alexis Chiu’s interview to TODAY’s Matt Lauer and Ann Curry, Beyoncé is “flawless, she’s gorgeous, she’s at the top of her game career-wise, she’s this music icon at 30 years old and on top of it she has this glow going on … She’s a new mom.”
Among People’s “most beautiful” categories are included Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton, Miranda Lambert, Kate Middleton, Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Hudson, Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Lawrence and Selena Gomez. “All beautiful women who are very of-the-moment,” said Chiu.
To learn the beauty secrets of Beyoncé and about how she lost her baby weight, make sure to get this week’s special issue of PEOPLE.
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