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Beyonce: Sexiest Woman of the Century?

  • GQ magazine anoints singer with huge compliment
  • Beyonce strikes some sexy poses for the magazine just a year after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy
GQ magazine names Beyonce the sexiest woman of the 21st century.
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As if being named to People magazine's Most Beautiful list was not enough, Beyonce now has another accolade to brag about.

The multi-hyphenated star has just been named the hottest woman of the 21st century by GQ magazine -- boast she can jot down right next to her 16 Grammy wins, 75 million albums sold and her newly signed $50 million Pepsi endorsement deal.

Some stars might let all this fame go to their head, but Beyonce is very aware of her unique position. “Yes, I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand,” Beyonce tells GQ magazine in an interview for its February issue.

Along with power comes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears,  and Bey says she has her work ethic to thank for all the things she has today. "I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.”

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For the February issue of GQ, Beyonce strikes some sultry poses and shows off her amazing body just one year after giving birth to Blue Ivy. One reason for her excellent physical condition: She's gearing up to perform during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February. "One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete," Beyonce explains to GQ.

"You know how they sit down and watch whoever they're going to play and study themselves? That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, 'Oh God, that hair did not work.' Or 'I should never do that again.' I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information."

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