I’mma let you finish but… People magazine has named R&B queen Beyoncé Knowles “The World’s Most Beautiful Woman.” Although Beyoncé’s bootylicious bod alone is enough to win her the title, it is her kindness and passion for giving that makes her truly beautiful. Amiright? Here are the World’s most beautiful photos of the 16-time Grammy winner showing us her inner and outer beauty over the years.
+ Beyoncé whips tha hair, flawlessly, while encouraging active lifestyles.
Photo: Beyonce dances with students for the Let’s Move! campaign. (Getty Images)
In 2011, Beyoncé joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to reduce childhood obesity. The First Lady of R&B remixed her popular song “Get Me Bodied” into a fitness video and routine for kids. Watch Beyoncé move, and whether you’re a kid or not, I dare you not to move along! As part of the “Let’s Move” campaign, Beyoncé also surprised the students of Harlem’s PS 161 with a day of dance and exercise.
+ A glowing Chancellor Beyoncé hands out college degrees.
Photo: Beyonce hands out diplomas during a performance on Oprah. (Harpo Studios)
Beyoncé’s song “Run The World (Girls)” is a female empowerment anthem, and many feminists’ ring tone. For Oprah’s farewell episode, Beyoncé performed the song with a posse of hot, scholarly dancers. Her performance reminded us of the importance of going pantless — I mean, of going to school!
+ Beyoncé, The Beautiful werks the Red, White And Blue.
Photo: Beyonce in Lady Gaga’s video for “Telephone.”(Interscope)
In 2011, Beyoncé recorded a cover of Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” (available on iTunes) for charity. Proceeds go to the New York Police & Fire Widows’ and Children’s benefit fund, created to help families who lost loved ones on 9/11. “We were all affected by the tragedies of 9/11, and continue to keep the families who lost loved ones close to our hearts,” Beyoncé said in a press release about track.
+ Beyoncé performs in all black and bangin’ bangs at Hope For Haiti Now.
Photo: Beyonce poses during the Hope For Haiti Now special. (Getty Images)
Following the devastating 2010 Haitian earthquake, Beyoncé performed her song “Halo” during the “Hope for Haiti” telethon. She even remixed the lyrics, singing, “You’re everything I need and more, it’s written all over your face/ Haiti, we can see your halo/ I pray you won’t fade away.”
+ Beyoncé delivers cutest smile (EVARRR), and food to Houston.
Photo: Beyonce volunteers at Houston Food Bank. (Newscom)
In 2005, Beyoncé created The Survivor Foundation to help families get back on their feet after natural disasters. During her 2007 Beyoncé Experience Tour, B’ offered concertgoers who donated a minimum of 3 non-perishable food items a seating upgrade. “Hunger affects every community in the United States. So I’m using my Tour and Survivor Foundation to bring attention to domestic hunger,” she said in a press release about the food drive.
In the same press release, Beyoncé showed us exactly why she is People’s “Most Beautiful Woman,” inside and out. “I want my fans to experience more than my music…I want them to experience the joy of making a difference by helping someone else.”
And in case you’ve missed it, the flawless cover:
You go, B!
Workout with Beyonce
Who said exercising had to be boring? Dancing up a sweat with Beyonce sure beats running on a treadmill.
Read up on The Survivor Foundation and learn how Beyonce and her family help those affected by disaster.