Beyonce Named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

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’s just the cutest thing,” says the Grammy winner, who sings to her daughter and claims to “love” changing diapers.

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Pictured: Singer Beyonce Knowles attends the Beyonce Pulse fragrance launch at Macy’s Herald Square on September 22, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)