People Magazine Names Beyonce As World?s Most Beautiful Woman, Who Did She Beat? Top 10 Women On The List [PHOTOS]

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People has released its annual list of beautiful faces, and for 2012, Beyonce was named World's Most Beautiful Woman, according to the magazine, beating out 178 other women on the list.

Beyonce, 30, attributes her beauty to the recent birth of daughter Blue Ivy Carter on January 7 with husband Jay-Z, 42.

I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth, Beyonce, 30, told People. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.

Senior Editor Alexis Chiu said on The Today Show that Beyonce is flawless, she's gorgeous, she's at the top of her game career-wise, she's this music icon at 30 years old and on top of it she has this glow going on ... She's a new mom.

However, this is not the first time Beyonce has topped the list; Actually, it is her ninth time being named People's World's Most Beautiful Woman, just behind Nicole Kidman, who was named 10 times, and Julia Roberts, named 13 times. Last year, Jennifer Lopez was named World's Most Beautiful by People.

This year, Mad Men newcomer Jessica Pare was added to the list, after entering the limelight on the show with her sexy rendition of Zou Bisou Bisou.

And Pare is not the only Mad Men star to be named to the list, Christina Hendricks, the curvaceous redhead who plays office manager Joan, was named as the sixth most beautiful. Hendricks dished on her weight to People, admitting that she gained 15 pounds when she began modeling in Italy.

I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, 'cause I loved it, Hendricks said.

According to Chiu, all of the women selected in People's Most Beautiful issue, which hits stands on Friday, are all beautiful women who are very of-the-moment.

So who did Beyonce beat out for the title?

View the slideshow to see photos of the top 10 world's most beautiful women according to People magazine.

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