People has released its annual list of beautiful faces, and for 2012, Beyonce was named World's Most Beautiful Woman, according to the magazine, beating out 178 other women on the list.
Beyonce, 30, attributes her beauty to the recent birth of daughter Blue Ivy Carter on January 7 with husband Jay-Z, 42.
"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," Beyonce, 30, told People. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth."'
Senior Editor Alexis Chiu said on The Today Show that Beyonce is "flawless, she's gorgeous, she's at the top of her game career-wise, she's this music icon at 30 years old and on top of it she has this glow going on ... She's a new mom."
However, this is not the first time Beyonce has topped the list; Actually, it is her ninth time being named People's World's Most Beautiful Woman, just behind Nicole Kidman, who was named 10 times, and Julia Roberts, named 13 times. Last year, Jennifer Lopez was named World's Most Beautiful by People.
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