People’s Most Beautiful Women of 2012

"People" magazine released their list of the most beautiful women of 2012. See who's on it.

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NEW ORLEANS - JULY 03: Beyonce preforms during the 2009 Essence Music Festival at the Louisiana Superdome on July 3, 2009 in New Orleans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Beyonce
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People magazine has named Beyonce as the World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2012. Click to see other the other beauties who made their top-ten list.
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Actress Sofia Vergara, 39, also made the list. "I am on these lists for 'best ass' or 'most beautiful' with women like Mila Kunis, who's, like, 20 years old," she says with a laugh. "I have a son that age!"
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Actress Charlize Theron, 36, was high on the list. A successful model and an Oscar-winning actor, Theron is now tackling her most rewarding challenge - being mother to son Jackson, whom she adopted in 2012.
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Actress Lilly Collins, 23, poses for a portrait at the Hollywood Style Awards. With her ethereal good looks, singer Phil Collins's daughter grabbed a key role "Mirror Mirror" opposite Julia Roberts.
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Madeleine Stowe, 53, left Hollywood over 12 years ago to raise a family but was lured back with a plum role on the ABC hit "Revenge."
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Mad Men star Christina Hendricks is used to having people openly discuss everything from her curves to her cup size. But the intense focus on her looks no longer fazes her.
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Michelle Williams earned an Oscar for her performance in "My Week with Marilyn" a role that required the biggest physical transformation of her career. "The expectation to be beautiful always makes me feel ugly because I feel like I can’t live up to it," Williams told Vogue magazine.
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Paula Patton, who is married to singer Robin Thicke, now has time to enjoy some of life's simple pleasures. "I realized a long time ago I'm not going to be a size 0. For me, life is about drinking wine and having bread and cheese – just not every day!"
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Miranda Lambert knows that being a country superstar comes with pressure to look a certain way. "All these stars are so tiny, and they spend their lives trying to be skinny," she told Health magazine in 2011.
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Kate Middleton looked every bit the fairy-tale princess at her April 2011 royal wedding to Prince William. But the Duchess, 30, has continued to impress the public with her down-to-earth sensibilities. "She is genuine," says a Buckingham Palace source, "both in private and in public."
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