Beyonce Knowles has been named the Most Beautiful Woman 2012 by People magazine, just four months after the singer gave birth to her adorable baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.

The Single Ladies singer is one of the most stunning divas and one of the fabulous dancers the world has ever seen.

Leaving behind 178 women on the list, the 30-year-old singer with a commanding persona is the first black woman in nine years to have bagged the title.

The glowing new mother believes that it is her new motherhood that makes her look beautiful.

I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth, Beyonce told People magazine adding, I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.

The singer, who never shies away from stripping herself off make-up, says she is rather embarrassed by the new title subjected to her.

Being named the world's most beautiful woman is really hard to say. It's overwhelming. It makes me feel very crunchy, and that means embarrassed.

Here are a few pictures of the most beautiful woman in her true self. No Make-up, just her beautiful self. Start the slide-show to see the gorgeous beauty.