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Beyonce. Photo: Getty Images

Beyonce. Photo: Getty Images

Beyonce wearing a blue dress by Victoria Beckham. Photo: Getty Images

Beyonce wearing a blue dress by Victoria Beckham. Photo: Getty Images

Beyonce at the New Jersey Nets vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 20, 2012 in New York City.

Beyonce at the New Jersey Nets vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 20, 2012 in New York City.

Beyonce and Jay-Z posted pictures of daughter Blue Ivy on the blogging service Tumblr (AP/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com)

Beyonce and Jay-Z posted pictures of daughter Blue Ivy on the blogging service Tumblr (AP/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com)

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Jay-Z (L) and wife Beyoncé

Jay-Z (L) and wife Beyoncé

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Beyonce. Photo: Getty Images

Beyoncé Knowles has been named People magazine’s most beautiful woman.



The publication provides a list of the most gorgeous stars every year. In 2012, it’s been decided that new mother Beyoncé is deserving of the crown, which Jennifer Lopez scooped last year.

In the accompanying interview, Beyoncé discusses how her three-month-old daughter Blue Ivy has changed her life.

“I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth,” she said. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”

The 30-year-old is enjoying all aspects of parenting, even changing her baby’s diapers. She has also been singing to the tot, explaining she has made up songs which are just for Blue.

The star’s husband Jay-Z is just as excited about being a dad. So far Blue hasn’t take after either of her parents when it comes to her looks.

“She looks like Blue. She's her own person,” Beyoncé explained.

"The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. The word 'love' means something completely different now."

Also featured on the list are Sofía Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams and Miranda Lambert. Adding a touch of class to proceedings is Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, who married Prince William a year ago.

Beyoncé has been included on People’s World’s Most Beautiful list eight times before. Julia Roberts also gets a mention, her 13th, while Nicole Kidman makes the grade for the tenth time.

The rundown isn’t all about women though, with some guys getting in the action too. Soccer star David Beckham, Ashton Kutcher and Bradley Cooper are all included.

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