Beyoncé Knowles is People's Most Beautiful Woman for 2012! The new mom, who welcomed her first daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January, is thrilled with the honor. She told the magazine, "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 purpose on this earth."
Many other gorgeous ladies were recognized by People, including Kate Middleton, Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Williams, and Paula Patton — check out the full list of People's Most Beautiful Women.