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Beyonce is one sexy mama. The wife of Jay-Z and mother to Blue Ivy has been named the hottest woman of the 21st century by GQ, and we can't think of anyone more deserving.
This honor from the lad mag is just another exciting moment for Bey this year. As we know, she'll be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show and it was just announced that she's going to be performing at President Barack Obama's inauguration. As if all of this wasn't exciting enough, the Queen B has got a new album on the way, a documentary about to be released by HBO and a tour to prepare for.
With all of this success comes confidence and the gorgeous singer is proud to show hers off. "I now know that, yes, I am powerful," she tells GQ. "I'm more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand."
Who can disagree with this powerhouse? Besides confidence and killer looks, Beyonce also has a solid work ethic. The GQ article describes how Beyonce watches every one of her performances the night she does them so that she can critique herself and those who work with her in an effort to strive for perfection.
"One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete," she says. "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."
Beyonce's younger sister, Solange Knowles, says she can remember her sister doing this from her early days, well before she ever got famous.
"I have very, very early'on memories of her rehearsing on her own in her room," Solange says. "I specifically remember her taking a line out of a song or a routine and just doing it over and over and over again until it was perfect and it was strong. At age 10, when everybody else was ready to say, 'Okay, I’m tired, let’s take a break,' she wanted to continue -- to ace it and overcome it."
Considering the successes she has had in her 31 years, we definitely think that Beyonce is doing it right.