Singer. Songwriter. Actress. Superstar. Mom. These are the words that describe one of the most famous women on the planet. And now, People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2012.
This marks the 9th time that 30-year-old Beyoncé has made the list, which also includes two “Most Beautiful Woman” Hall of Famers: Academy Award winners Julia Roberts, who’s made it on People’s coveted list 13 times, and Nicole Kidman, who’s appeared 10 times.
Beyoncé, a 16-time Grammy winner, first rose to fame as the lead singer of the R&B vocal group Destiny’s Child in the late 1990’s. She went on to become one of the biggest solo artists, and got married in 2008 to hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.
In January, Beyoncé took on what she considers her most important role when she gave birth in New York City to her and Jay-Z's first child, Blue Ivy Carter.
"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," she tells People. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth."
While getting ready to perform over Memorial Day weekend at the Revel Atlantic City, her first concert since giving birth, the superstar mom revealed to People, “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. The word 'love' means something completely different now."
Beyoncé will be featured in People Magazine’s special double issue, now in its 23rd year, on newsstands Friday, April 27. She will share her beauty secrets and tips on motherhood and losing her baby weight in the exclusive story.