Beyonce is back and snatching wigs. She has been named World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2012 by People magazine. In her first interview since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter, the singer says having a baby has made her feel beautiful.
“When do I feel the most beautiful? When I feel loved, when I feel secure, when I feel confident. It is really about who you are, the human being that makes you beautiful. I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth and I have never felt so connected and I never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth. Never so proud of myself so I‘m very honored and it means more to me that I was named this after I became a mother…The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”
She also talks about getting back to pre-pregnancy weight by eating a protein-rich diet and exercising. She says she works out three times a week for 90 minutes. “I’m definitely softer, but I feel my body bouncing back.”
When asked who Blue most resemble? “She looks like Blue. She’s her own person.” She adds that she loves changing diapers and singing original songs to her daughter, saying: “She’s just the cutest thing. The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” she adds. “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”
Having Blue has also affected the way she dresses: “I never thought there would be a day when I wouldn’t wear heels. Now that I have a child, I walk around holding her all day, I’m buying loafers and oxfords. I love the, because they’re comfortable, and shorter heels too. [Jay-Z] loves it when I wear flat shoes, which is surprising – he never saw me in flats before! He likes me more natural – just the relaxed, natural me.”
Check out the behind-the-scenes video from the shoot: