People Magazine has named pop diva and new mom Beyonce as the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for 2012. In the magazine’s latest issue, the star gushes about her new baby girl and says motherhood makes her feel even more beautiful.

“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth,” said Beyonce, who delivered daughter Blue Ivy on January 7th. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.”

Although Beyonce told the magazine she’s currently focused on raising her child and changing diapers, she’s also getting ready to return to music. She’s slated to perform at the Revel Atlantic City over Memorial Day weekend and is reportedly working on a new album.

Still, Beyonce seems to have her priorities straight and Blue Ivy is most important. “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy,” she said . “The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”

This is the ninth time Beyonce has made the “most beautiful” list. This year’s list of stunners also includes Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Adele and Megan Fox. Check out the cover below.

What do you think? Did ‘People’ get it right?