Beyonce named People's most beautiful woman for 2012

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Beyonce hosts the screening of "Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4" at the Paris Theatre on Nov. 20, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS News) People magazine is naming Beyonce as the World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2012.

But the 16-time Grammy winner says her proudest title is mom.

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

The 30-year-old singer and her husband rapper Jay-Z welcomed daughter Blue Ivy Carter in New York  on Jan. 7, 2012.

"The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy," she told the magazine.

Beyonce covers the magazine's special double issue that hits newsstands this Friday.