Beyoncé is first black Most Beautiful in nine years

Beyoncé has been named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine, marking the first time in nine years a woman of color has been given the honor.


Motherhood agrees with her: Just months after giving birth to her first baby, Beyoncé has been named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine.

The honor marks the first time that a black woman has been featured since Halle Berry got the nod in 2003.

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The “Irreplaceable” singer shared her biggest beauty secret with readers. “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” Beyoncé said. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”

Utilizing a live-in trainer and working out a reported two hours in the morning and two hours in the late afternoon, Beyoncé has already lost the baby weight and her curves are more killer than ever. Still, don’t expect little Blue Ivy to be a spitting image of mom — or of dad Jay-Z.

“She looks like Blue,” Beyoncé said when asked whom her daughter most resembles. “She’s her own person.”

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

Beyoncé is already gearing up for her return to the stage — catch her first post-baby concerts over Memorial Day weekend at the Revel Atlantic City. In the meantime, read the complete interview with Beyoncé and see the rest of the Most Beautiful list in the special issue of People on newsstands Friday.

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