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The Fun, Fashionable Details on Beyoncé's PEOPLE Cover Look

04/25/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Beyonce, Heidi Klum
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For her PEOPLE World’s Most Beautiful Woman cover shoot, Beyoncé wore something old and borrowed that happened to be blue.

The superstar, clad in an elaborate white Marchesa gown on the PEOPLE cover, wears the same Lorraine Schwartz necklace Heidi Klum selected for the 2012 Golden Globes (Beyoncé chose to wear it backwards). The custom-made piece contains 200 carats of champagne diamonds, plus dozens of natural turquoise stones. When Klum wore it in January, she paired it with matching rings; the whole set was valued at more than $1 million.

“Beyoncé is the most beautiful woman in the world inside and out,” Schwartz tells PEOPLE. “Being around her gets my creativity flowing and I’m always thinking of that something perfect just for her. We have made historic jewelry moments together and I look forward to making many more.”

Beyoncé, who calls her mother the most beautiful woman in the world, tells PEOPLE she feels even more beautiful now that she’s a mom. “It’s really about who you are,” she explains of beauty, saying her best moments are “When I feel loved, when I feel secure, when I feel confident.” But wearing a designer gown and lots of diamonds can’t hurt!

For more with Beyoncé — and other beautiful stars — pick up the May 7 issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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Jon on

That’s nice, I liked hearing what Beyonce had to say!

Jon on

Pretty Necklace!

Maryanne on

That was the second thing I noticed!

Amy on

Beyoncé is lovely.

tina on

why she gotta wear it like a damn sideways baseball cap??

HC on

Love the necklace however, I like the way Heidi wore it. Beyonce allthough beautiful did not do justice to the beauty of the necklace, unless that was her objective? It is uncanny the resemblence between Heidi Klum and Courtney Thorn-Smith could be twins.

Cathy on

More importantly, she should continue her work to obtain her GED. Why am I posting, I really don’t care.

sarah on

lol @ cathy

Cathy on

Glad you got it Sarah! lol

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ldel on

most beautiful woman IN TEH WORLD? i wouldn’t even call her most beautiful in her neighborhood. what a ridiculous concept to begin with, but this woman is waaaaaayyy over-rated. Let’s see how she looks without her weave, professionally applied makeup, flattering lighting, help from stylist, etc etc….But to quote Cathy, why am i posting? i really don’t care. This is foolishness.

Amy on

This woman is just not attractive and, I don’t know, she’s just bleahhh.

Ms. Style on

Most stars look like regular old people without weaves, make up, photo shop, tanning, et cetera….it’s no surprise…

latonya smith on

I truly do not think Beyonce is most beautiful woman in the world. It’s all a media hype…have you ever seen her without the frills: wigs, eyelashes, make up and high heels…she really is just ordinary and her personality is less than desirable. Just sayin’

MB on

Exactly, if you don’t care then why are you posting??? It’s good to see her on the cover as the most beautiful woman in the world, it is very empowering for those of us that belong to a minority group. Congrats to her, mommyhood did make her more beautiful!

cam on

you hating ass girls, if u cant see her beauty then u must look like mudd ducks…quack quack

Tiffany on

It’s a shame how people can be so negative! Yes, Beyonce is beautiful and deserves to be on that cover. If you see her w/0 her weaves, etc, she looks the same!! Beyonce has long beautiful natural hair and a very humble young lady. Those of you who think the opposite must have low self-esteem or just plain mad because a “White” woman is not on the cover!! GET OVER IT and YOURSELVES!!!

Rita on

Firts of all, let me say that I love Beyonce but I just saw her new hair color which made me wonder a little bit. Isn’t it unhealthy for the baby to dye your hair while you’re breastfeeding?

Julia on

Congrats B. She’s beautiful, very talented, and a hard worker and deserves to be on the cover.

JAS on

Oh don’t worry about the color…it’s just more bad weave, so it’s probably not actually affecting her real hair, whatever there is of it.
I’m not a fan, but I can’t hate on someone who has been able to turn average looks and mediocre talent into millions if not billions.

Lindy on

That necklace is well and truly horrible! Why would you take the cheapest rocks on Earth and put them with diamonds?

Marti on

If Beyonce is the world’s most beautiful woman, it’s sad. The majority of her body (including her weave) has been enhanced.

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jj on

I do not believe they picked beyonce to be he most beautiful woman in the world. There are so many women that deserve to have that title. I believe they only pick woman with money and little talent, they had jlo the last time.

ken on

Would People magazine still call Beyonce the most beautiful if she had not bleached her skin to appear more White? Black is beautiful Beyonce. Please don’t lighten your skin anymore.

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