By now you are probably already aware that GQ Magazine has declared Beyoncé the sexiest woman of the 21st century and the magazine’s February cover shoot her sexiest shoot to date. While we admit yummy mummy looks pretty fierce and FAB here, when it is Queen Bey, the options for the sexiest image are endless, so we decided to take you down a memory lane through news stands and have a look at the singer’s hottest magazines covers and see what needs no further proof: Mrs. Carter is all sorts of sexy.
Ghetto Fab Sexy Stuff April 2001
With a barely there scarf for a top and tiny shorts, Destiny’s Child front woman may look more ghetto than fab but we will let her off considering 2001 was the height of the Ghetto Fab.
Midriff Sexy W May 2002
Peasant-meets-metallic top is still lightyears away from the polished looks Beyoncé sports these days but it was still early days for the young singer and her tanned and toned washboard stomach was did much of the posing on magazine covers.
Golden Sexy – Maxim September 2002
Golden locks, golden complexion, golden outfit and a gold backdrop. Gold overdose? Remember though, these were the days of Goldmember so we’ll overlook the fashion faux pas. We are sure Maxim’s male readers did in favour of the now famous midriff and the killer curves.
Boobilicious Sexy – V magazine September 2003
Midriff – barely – gets a feathery cover up as Bey’s boobage takes centre stage in this 2003 V cover which sees her blonde locks darker and adorned with flowers. J’adore Beyoncé indeed.
Sexy in Pink – FHM December 2003
If you got it, flaunt it is what Beyoncé seems to be saying in this cover looking sexy in a pink bikini and barely there seethrough white hot pants. And the midriff is once again in full view.
Swimsuit Sexy -Black Men April 2004
In a blue and pink cut out swimsuit and matching hot pink pout a younger B is ‘bootyful’ indeed in one of her earlier covers.
Brown Sugar Sexy – Rolling Stone 2004
With caramel locks, cinnamon skin and doe eyes, Little B looked part sweet and part seductive in a yellow cropped top and tiny tiny brown floral skirt.
Sultry Sexy – Harper’s Bazaar UK October 2006
As years roll, the secy singer gets more grown up feminine as seen in this sultry cover for Harper’s Bazaar UK.
Come to Bed Sexy – GQ February 2007
In a trifold cover, which once, opened up shows Beyoncé on all fours, the singer looks all sorts of ‘come to bed’ sexy from the pout to the sultry gaze to the disheveled hair. We dread to think just how long it took most guys to get past this cover.
Sporty Sexy – Sports Illustrated 2007
Following in the footsteps of Tyra Banks, Beyoncé became the second black woman to cover the Sports Illustrated “Swimsuit Issue” and what a job she did in a yellow and pink bikini, her megawatt smile and beach babe locks.
Wet T-Shirt Sexy – VIBE 2007
No prizes for guessing who used to win the wet tee competitions at B’s high school. Wet has never been this, erm, sexy before Beyoncé hit the cover of Vibe to give gents a million reasons for a cold shower.
Geisha Sexy – Harper’s Bazaar Japan December 2007
For the cover of Harper’s Japan, Beyoncé fulfills all fancy dressed fantasies dressed as a modern day geisha in red with floral adornments. And while there is not a bare midriff in sight and only a hint of cleavage, she is still red hot sexy.
Bardot-esque Sexy GQ Germany 2008
Before the GQ cover, there was the GQ Germany cover, and German guys got a glimpse of the sexiest woman of the 21st century sporting straight blonde hair and a fringe.
Burlesque Sexy – Giant January 2009
2009 onwards sees Bey experiment with different looks and this cover is proof that experimenting leads to all sorts of different sexy. Beyoncé is all legs – and nicely clad in fishnets – on this cover, and it works!
Sparkly Sexy – FHM France March 2009
FHM France strips down the star back to her bikinis and surprisingly she pulls off a sparkly number which would look silly on most of us mere mortal women beyond the age of 14.
Bronzed Sexy – She Magazine (Russia) March 2009
A beauty close up of Beyoncé for the Russian magazine sees the singer flawless with a golden eye make up and kissable luscious lips.
Sexy in White – LA Confidential April 2009
White often connotes the angelic, but this cover of Beyoncé in a white leotard is likely to wipe any angelic thoughts off the minds of hot-blooded male fans as B displays her fine assets in a simple yet sizzling shoot.
Black Power Sexy – Ebony April 2009
Bey proved she is equally sexy in black and white as she is in technicolour with this Ebony cover and flaunted her power Afro with a stern, yet sexy, face.
Statuesque Sexy – Harper’s Bazaar Arabia October 2009
Beyoncé looks positively statueesque in a sparkly silver gown on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia as her curves take centre stage.
Leggy Sexy – Allure January 2010
Beyoncé was all legs on the cover of Allure January 201o issue in a sequined black number paired with sequinned shoes.
Sophisticated Sexy – Downtown January 2011
This woman takes her thirties in her stride and kicks off 2011 showing off her flawless beauty and sophistication. Not a hint of skin beyond the neckline, but it’s her sophistication that is her allure in this cover.
Simply Sexy – Cleo Magazine July 2011
Dressed in a bandage swimsuit paired with a black jacket and hair left loose, Beyoncé is the epitome of effortless beauty on this cover.
Vintage Sexy – Dazed&Confused July 2011
If any of your Beyoncé fantasies involved ice cream, Dazed & Confused makes them come true with this fierce cover which sees the singer sport a more vintage style, hair and make up. Fierce!
Girl Next Door Sexy – Essence July 2o11
Same summer, a whole different look as Beyoncé turns girl next door and still pulls off looking incredibly sultry on the cover and inside in a range of farm girl looks.
High Fashion Sexy – Complex August 2011
Whoever thought big pants could look so sexy? Well if it is Bey wearing them… Need we say more?
Strictly Sexy – Harper’s Bazaar UK September 2011
Dark smoky eyes, nude lips and a sleek ponytail is all Mrs. Carter needs after all to look strictly sexy – and the red dress doesn’t hurt either!
Vamp Sexy Mujer Hoy September 2011
If looks could make love, you’d want to be at the other end of the phone Beyoncé is sporting on the cover of the Spanish magazine. And the strategic hint of cleavage and leggage make the whole picture complete.
Sexy and Pregnant – Harper’s Bazaar US November 2011
The cover line says it all really… Granted it was early days in her pregnancy but she still brings her A game on to this cover.
Before 50 Shades makes it big, Beyoncé goes 50 Shades in this bondage inspired corset and boots. And would you believe she is hiding a tiny little baby bump beneath all this? Mr. Carter is sure one lucky man!
Boudoir Sexy – DT Magazine Spain February 2012
Like she needed to cup her cleavage at all? In what looks suspiciously like a negligee, the yummy mummy looks better than ever flaunting killer curves, blonde locks and a most beckoning gaze.
So tell us, which one is your favourite Beyoncé cover?