Beyonce has been included on the coveted list a number of times before, but said she feels more beautiful than ever now that she’s become a mother. The singer, aged 30, has been named as the world’s most beautiful woman by People’s magazine. Beyoncé revealed ‘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.’ Beyonce is featured on the cover of People’s magazine wearing a white tulle confection for the front cover shot, with an elaborate blue necklace.
The star, who welcomed baby Blue Ivy on the 7th of January, 2012 added that ‘the best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. ‘The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.’ Beyonce also revealed how breast-feeding her little one for ten weeks helped her lose ‘the bulk’ of her pregnancy weight, but that she’s now on a strict-protein based diet. Bey also admits that being a mother has convinced her to try wearing flat shoes, something she’s enjoying. She said: ‘I never thought there would be a day when I wouldn’t wear heels. Now that I have a child, I walk around holding her all day, I’m buying loafers and oxfords. I love them because they’re comfortable, and shorter heels too.’
Beyonce tops a list of ten most beautiful stars nominated by the magazine, and other categories including ‘beauty at every age’ and ‘stunning stars’.