Editor's note: Read here to explore how beauty standards across cultures affect perceptions of beauty in the United States.
By Tomika Anderson, CNN
People magazine has named Beyonce as this year's most beautiful woman – and she's sharing the spotlight with her infant daughter, Blue Ivy.
"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," the 16-time Grammy winner and new mom told the magazine.
Can there ever again be an 'all-American' beauty?
The superstar singer and her husband Jay-Z welcomed their daughter in January, and Beyonce said she's "never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth... She's just the cutest thing.”
Read the full post on CNN's Marquee blog
Wheres her afro? I love black women with afros. This woman is white and black, and she focuses on the white part of her blood. With that being said...shes is extremely beautiful regardless.
They all wannabe white.
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