Beyonce has been named People Magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2012. The honor comes during a pivotal moment in Beyonce’s life and career, as the talented singer spends most of her time being an affectionate mother to her almost 4-month-old daughter Blue Ivy, whom she credits for feeling so beautiful everyday.
“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” she says. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a sense of purpose on this earth. It means more to me that I was named after I became a mother.”
Check out a behind the scenes video along with more photos of Beyonce’s feature in People.