People magazine has just put released it’s choices for the world’s most beautiful women for 2012 and topping the list this year is new mother Beyonce Knowles.

Though Beyonce has always been considered a gorgeous style and beauty icon, she told the magazine she feels more comfortable than ever with who she is now, after having Blue Ivy.

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

Another one of our favorite ladies, Paula Patton, also made the cut this year, and her pic in the magazine’s upcoming issue shows us exactly why we love this natural beauty. The mother who gave birth to her first son in April 2010 told People since becoming a mom, “I wear less makeup and am less fussy. I accept myself more because I have less time to be down about myself!” There’s something else singer Robin Thicke’s wife also figured out about beauty a while back.

“I realized a long time ago I’m not going to be a size 0. For me, life is about drinking wine and having bread and cheese – just not every day!”

Moderation definitely looks good on her and Bey and they clearly prove becoming a mother doesn’t mean losing your sexy. Congrats to these beautiful mommies for making the list!

  • Jaslene

    Great for the ladies. Although I cringe at Beyonce’s statement, I know it is her own, it upsets me when women say that they felt they had no purpose until the had given birth what about the women who can’t have children or don’t want to do they no longer have a purpose?

  • Bronze

    Girrrrrl. U know Beyonce did not say that. Her publicist did. A woman who put out 10 videos in 5 weeks must feel some type of purpose. If not, what would be her motivation.

    As far as Paula. Jesus she is a plain Jane. What about Tika……Paula just puts me to sleep. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • J

    I am very happy for Beyonce and Paula Patton, but I just wonder if any dark skinned women made the list?

  • Neka

    Awww I like Paula. Good for her. She’s such a natural beauty.

  • Lauren

    I am happy for both Beyoncé and Paula, but that is a rough photo of Paula. “People” is wrong for that!

  • tight lipped mary

    sooooo very very very tired of hearing that statment. it seems like women always find something to make another women feel worthless. like they don’t matter or have purpose.

  • tight lipped mary

    i bet there weren’t any brown skin women on that list.

  • binks

    Agreed, not a good picture of Paula P but congrats to Beyonce

  • t

    she didn’t say it as if she didn’t have a purpose before. she was saying that she feels it stronger now. and “bronze” she did say it during the video of the shoot

  • kay kay

    so I guess only mixed black women are considered beautiful by People magazine . Oh Really?

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  • df

    these lists mean’s all PR hookups…either way, as long as they see themselves as beautiful (especially when the makeup is stripped away and they are with loved ones and living life), that’s all that matters.

  • df

    oh and it’s not bc they are black and i’m trying to discount them. I stopped paying attention to these people mag lists (and celebrity worship mags) years ago.

  • I got sense!

    I think you are projecting. She didn’t say all women should give birth, nor did she say women’s only/real/main purpose in life is too have kids. She is speaking about herself. That’s how SHE feels and it’s valid. Stop making your issues hers.

  • Jasmine

    Am I the only one that thinks Gabrielle Union, Kenya Moore, Tatiyana Ali and Megan Good are prettier then Paula P ? it would be nice to see a non mixed or lightskinned celeb make the list just to show that the diversity of our beauty comes in other shades besides light-bright-damn-near-white !