Last year it was JLo. This year it’s 30 year-old, 16-time Grammy winner, Beyoncé Knowles. B is a new mommy and says she owes her beauty to little baby Blue Ivy Carter.
“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” says PEOPLE’s 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”
“The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” she adds. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”
“PEOPLE’s 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman” hits newsstands this Friday. For more on the Beyoncé exclusive and other celebs who made the list Click: People.com