Stargazing: The World’s Most Beautiful Mom

Today the 16-time Grammy winner accepted yet another accolade—and this time, it’s not about her voice or killer moves. Beyoncé now graces the cover of People magazine—beaming in a gauzy white dress and wads of turquoise jewelry—as the magazine’s pick for 2012’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman.” And while the “Crazy in Love” songstress has been on the public’s radar for a while, the timing of her newest title is no coincidence. “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” she said to People. “I have never felt so connected—never felt like I had such purpose n this earth.” Knowles, proud mother to Blue Ivy Carter (and wife to adoring husband Jay-Z) is accompanied in the magazine’s list of Most Beautiful by fellow moms Michelle Williams, Paula Patton, and Sofia Vergara.