People’s 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman (Pictures)

Beyonce took the top prize for her stunning looks and new mom glow, but Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins and Christina Hendricks were close to the top of the magazine’s annual list.

People magazine has named Beyonce as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2012. The 30-year-old singer tops the magazine’s annual list of the “World’s Most Beautiful” in a special double issue. The announcement was made Wednesday.

Commenting on her selection, Beyonce tells People: “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.”

Beyonce, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January.

She tops a list of ten most beautiful stars nominated by the magazine, and other categories including ‘beauty at every age’ and ‘stunning stars’.

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Modern family star Sofia Vergara (left) and actress Charlize Theron placed second and third respectively on the list of top ten beautiful women of the year

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara takes second place in the top ten list. The 39-year-old Colombian loves says she is not ashamed that her good looks have opened doors for her.

Stunning Snow Whtie and the Huntsman star Charlize Theron is placed third. Miss Theron also became a mother recently after adopting a little boy, Jackson.

The former model told Vogue magazine recently of starting out: ‘I was too tall, too big, too late for the supermodel look of the Eighties. Kate Moss and all the tiny, grungy girls had just become fashionable, and I didn’t fit the bill.’

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Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins is taking centre stage at number four, while Revenge actress Madeleine Stowe has made a return to the spotlight

Rising star Lily Collins is an unsurprising inclusion on the list. The actress and Phil Collins’ daughter was cast as the ‘fairest of them all’ in the new Snow White film, Mirror Mirror, and its is not hard to see why.

Returning to the spotlight is Madeleine Stowe, who was named number five thanks to her role in Revenge.

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Voluptuous Christina Hendricks is in at number six, while gamine Michelle Williams placed seventh on the list

Showing that all different styles of beauty have been included in the list, voluptuous bombshell Christina Hendricks placed just ahead of gamine Michelle Williams.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocall star Paula Patton is a new entry, ahead of country singer Miranda Lambert.

The Duchess of Cambridge, who celebrates her first wedding anniversary this weekend, rounds out the top ten most beautiful women.

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Mission Impossible star Paula Patton, country singer Miranda Lambert and the duchess of Cambridge complete the list

 

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