This week People Magazine named Gwyneth Paltrow the “World’s Most Beautiful Women in the World.” That must have been quite the challenge to narrow down all the gorgeous gals in the world to just one, but People did it. And while many seem to have issues with Ms. Paltrow (she was recently named not just the most beautiful but also the most hated), we do love how the one they did pick is a dedicated mother of two! Now, we could never pick just one “most beautiful” so instead we’ve come up with our own list; “The 10 Most Beautiful Women in the World: Celebrity Mom Edition.” Who made our list and why?
10 Most Beautiful Women in the World: Celebrity Mom Edition 1 of 11
Elizabeth Banks 2 of 11
Why: Because the Hunger Games actress and mom of two not always looks gorgeous but she takes many fashion risks that always look awesome, fresh and new. Also, we love how smart and fun Elizabeth Banks is (a great combo for anyone!). Check out her blog Elizabeth Banks right here.
Michelle Williams 3 of 11
Why: Because Michelle Williams makes sure to be there for her young daughter Matilda, balancing a busy career while being a single mom. And she gives back and supports other single moms. She started the Yoga for Single Moms project to allow busy moms on their own to get in touch with their inner piece.
Halle Berry 4 of 11
Why: Halle Berry did make People's list of most beautiful people, she just wasn't listed as "the most beautiful." But what makes Halle Berry noteworthy is how fabulous she looks for being 46-year-old (and pregnant). She really has aged beautifully.
Jessica Alba 5 of 11
Why: Not only is Jessica Alba beautiful on the outside, but she's doing beautiful things with her actions. Her Honest Company is helping not just families but the earth with her growing line of eco-friendly items from diapers to laundry detergent.
Jennifer Garner 6 of 11
Why: Jennifer Garner seems like the mom next door, she is not intimidating and so caught up in the movie star machine and comes off normal and someone we can all relate too. Plus we love seeing her in her most important role, as mom, a role that really shows off her beauty.
Angelina Jolie 7 of 11
Why: Yes, it is not up for debate that Angelina Jolie is one of the most beautiful women. We all know that. But what makes her truly beautiful is tireless work trying to make the world a better place. Her role as an ambassador for those less fortunate is stunning from visiting villages in Africa to speaking at the G8 summit. She may be physically beautiful, but her charity work for human kind outshines her looks.
Beyonce 8 of 11
Why: Beyonce is a babe, but what makes her truly beautiful is her amazing talent as a singer, actress, and entertainer. Beyonce may be gorgeous but when she sings and dances, that is when she really shines.
Sofia Vergara 9 of 11
Why: While most actresses cast in the role of "sex kitten" can come off as intimidating, this Modern Family star just comes off as completely likable. She is a perfect balance of sexy and sweet. Plus she makes any woman with curves feel more confident!
Heidi Klum 10 of 11
Why: We love that Heidi Klum isn't just a super model but she's a working mother of four -yes four. She seems to - somehow - balance motherhood and a crazy busy career. We also love that she's not just a pretty face and how she took her reality show Project Runway and turned it into such a beloved and successful series.
Jennifer Hudson 11 of 11
Why: Jennifer Hudson's life story is an incredible one worthy of a Lifetime movie. She went from obscurity to American Idol star. From notice actress to Oscar winner. From a woman who struggled with her size to a successful Weight Watchers spokesperson. And then there was the tragedy that changed her life, when she lost her mother, brother and nephew in a senseless killing. But she has kept going on, and even though her story if rife with major transformations and tragedies, she stands strong and always beautiful.
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