B eyoncé has been named as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2012. The 30-year-old singer tops the magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Beautiful” in a special double issue. Commenting on her selection, Beyoncé tells People: “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.” Beyoncé gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January. “She’s just the cutest thing,” says the Grammy winner, who sings to her daughter and claims to “love” changing diapers. Does Blue resemble mom or dad? “She looks like Blue,” the singer says. “She’s her own person.”
This is the ninth time the pop singer has made the issue, which hits newsstands Friday. The list also includes Angelina Jolie; Jennifer Lawrence; Adele; newly pregnant Megan Fox; Charlize Theron; Lily Collins; Christina Hendricks; Michelle Williams and Kate Middleton.