People Magazine recently named Beyoncé The World’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2012. And as far as I’m concerned it’s well deserved. The wife, mother, and music mogul covers the magazine’s special double “Most Beautiful” issue.

In the exclusive interview, Beyonce says,

“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. The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy…The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”

With Beyoncé as the winner, who could possibly have come close enough to be a runnner up? Check out the list below.

Runners Up: 

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara is unapologetic on the subject of her appearance. “I’m not ashamed. It has opened doors,” the InStyle cover girl told the magazine in April. And now that she’s about to celebrate a milestone birthday – she turns 40 in July – the Modern Familyactress is both flattered and amused she’s still considered a bombshell. “I am on these lists for ‘best ass’ or ‘most beautiful’ with women like Mila Kunis, who’s, like, 20 years old,” she says with a laugh. “I have a son that age!”

Charlize Theron

 

“For the first eight years of my life, I didn’t have front teeth,” the South African beauty, 36, told W magazine. “I was pretty sick as an infant, and antibiotics rotted them. But then I started to take dance classes, and I eventually got some teeth.” Fast forward through a successful modeling stint and an Oscar-winning acting career, and Theron is now tackling her most rewarding challenge – being mother to son Jackson, whom sheadopted in 2012.

Lily Collins

With her ethereal good looks, singer Phil Collins’s daughter was the obvious choice to play Snow White in Mirror Mirror, oppositeJulia Roberts. But the budding actress, 23, didn’t always appreciate her unique features. “It used to bother me – having bigger, fuller brows,” she told Seventeen. “Now I embrace them. I’ve realized the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.”

Madaline Stowe

She left Hollywood over 12 years ago to raise a family but was lured back with a plum role on the ABC hit Revenge. “It’s fun being noticed on the streets,” says Stowe, whose combination of beauty and talent led to ’90s box-office success in The Last of the Mohicans and Unlawful Entry. As for aging in Hollywood, the 53-year-old actress takes a philosophical approach: “My forehead moves! Some things, you have to let go.”

Christina Hendricks

By now, the Mad Men star is used to having people openly discuss everything from her curves to her cup size. But the intense focus on her looks no longer fazes her. “I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, ‘I feel fat,'” she told Health in 2010. That body confidence helped Hendricks when she first started modeling in Italy and gained 15 pounds. Says the actress, “I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ’cause I loved it.”

 

Source: People Magazine

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