Beyonce: PEOPLE's 2012 World's Most Beautiful Woman
Beyoncé, 30, can add another accomplishment to her resume.
PEOPLE just crowned the 16- time Grammy winner and icon as 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman.
Although most women would kill to wear this crown, Beyoncé’s life has been fulfilled with the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy in January.
"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," she says. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a sense of purpose on this earth."
The singer/actress/fashion mogul has been married to rapper, Jay-Z for four years.
Some other leading ladies featured in PEOPLE’s special issue are Michelle Williams, Sophia Vergara and Miranda Lambert.