It's Beyonce as you've never seen her before. Unless you've ever seen any of her music videos from the Destiny's Child or Dangerously in Love eras, in which case you've seen her this way many, many times. In any event, she looks pretty hot in her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue photo shoot (plus, she's the first celebrity - not model - to get the cover), so Oscar nominations be damned! In the issue, Beyonce talks about why she chose now in her career to strip down to the swimwear. Here's more:
"It's fascinating how many careers it's made, or how many have been made of it," says Beyoncé of the swimsuit issue. "They're always so beautiful."
Though the 25-year-old singer has been asked to pose in a swimsuit before, her mother says she wanted to wait for the right time. "At every shoot," Tina Knowles says of her much-photographed daughter, "they always bring some swimsuits and ask, 'Can we shoot in this?' It's always been 'No! When it's time to do swimsuits, it's going to be something big."
Well, I'm sure there are more than a few men who are happy that she's chosen this as her time to strip down a bit. Plus one especially (I'm looking at you, Jay-Z) who definitely has a free pass to spend some alone time with the swimsuit issue this year.
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