Beyonce Named Most Beautiful, Credits Blue Ivy

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We all know Beyoncé’s got it going on, but People has made it official, crowning her the World’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2012 in their latest issue.

The 30-year-old singer told the magazine she owes the honor to her little girl, Blue Ivy.

“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” she said. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”

Though the “Single Ladies” singer was overwhelmed by the title she was excited to know she earned it after becoming a mother. Since 2000, seven of the honorees have been moms including Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie. Julia Roberts, a mother of three, was honored twice, once in 2000 and again in 2010.

In the article, the usually tightlipped singer gives her beauty tips and talks about losing the baby weight, but spends most of the time just gushing about motherhood.

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

Check out the rest of 2012’s beauties including Adele, Madonna, and last year’s cover girl, Jennifer Lopez, when the issue hits newsstands this Friday.

- Shannon Carlin, CBS Local

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