People‘s always hotly-anticipated “Most Beautiful” issue hits newsstands this Friday, but they’ve given us a peek at this year’s cover girl and winner of the “Most Beautiful Woman” title and duh, it’s Beyoncé. The new mom could not be more deserving of the title.
In the accompanying profile (which we won’t be able to read in full until Friday), she’ll dish about her workout secrets (yes, she’s back to her pre-pregnancy weight), her beauty secrets (ooh!) and her life with Blue Ivy.
“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” she told the mag. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.” When asked which parent Blue looks like, her response was, “She looks like Blue. She’s her own person.” Oh, and she loves to change diapers.
People has styled Beyoncé as a gorgeous mama angel, with light blonde hair, a fluffy white dress and turquoise jewelry, giving the overall impression that she’s lolling around in the clouds.
Rounding out the rest of the top ten:
2. Sofia Vergara
3. Charlize Theron
4. Lily Collins [Ed. note: It's all about those brows.]
5. Madeleine Stowe
6. Christina Hendricks
7. Michelle Williams
8. Paula Patton
9. Miranda Lambert
10. Kate Middleton