40 and fabulous actress Gwyneth Paltrow takes the top spot (and cover) as World’s Most Beautiful Woman 2013 just one year after BFF Beyoncé was crowned. The actress notes that lounging around the house with her family in jeans and a t-shirt makes her feel most beautiful.
Holding it down for the Brown girls are Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union and a makeup-free Kelly Rowland, who bravely posed in the magazine’s fresh-faced spread.
“The first thing that popped in my head when I was asked to be a part of PEOPLE’s ‘No Make Up’ [photo shoot] was, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God, what’s going to happen? Oh my God, I’m honored” but I’m very happy,” Rowland said. “I feel very comfortable in my skin and very comfortable to share it with you guys.”
Amanda Seyfried, Zooey Deschanel, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lawrence, Drew Barrymore, Pink and others round out this year’s list.
PEOPLE‘s 2013 Most Beautiful issue hits newsstands Friday.
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