Beyoncé has been named the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2012” by People magazine, an accolade that has the superstar and new mom gracing the cover of the publication this week.

Can anyone really argue with that? The 16-time Grammy winner and style icon really outdid herself this past year by showing off her pregnancy glow, having a gorgeous baby, then dropping the baby weight and getting back out there with more flyness at warp speed. Go Bey!

Along those lines, Beyoncé tells People that becoming a mommy to daughter Blue Ivy on January 7 has everything to do with it.

“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.”

See? She even talks in song lyrics.

The new mom also says that she “loves” changing diapers, calls her new baby “the cutest thing,” and when asked if the baby looks more like her or hubby Jay Z insists that Blue Ivy is “her own person.”

The issue also contains the annual list of the “World’s Most Beautiful People” that the magazine is know for, and will be on newsstands on Friday.

What do you think of People’s selection? 

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