We already knew Beyonce’s been working out like crazy since the birth of Blue Ivy Carter to get back to her fighting weight for her upcoming tour — but People’s Most Beautiful Woman doesn’t think that’s why she’s been able to shed so much weight in the past five months. “I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it. It’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself,” she told People in the cover story — where she also strikes back at those ridic rumors that she faked her pregnancy.
Not that she entirely downplays her efforts to slim down. “I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week,” she said. “I did a lot of walking in the beginning and now I’m running. But I had to work my way up. I couldn’t just go right from being pregnant to running.”
Beyonce also talks about what she did before entering her ultra-posh birthing suite at Lenox Hill Hospital in January. She got an eyebrow wax and a mani-pedi, had her hair done and “my little lip gloss.” With the way the paps were (are) hounding her in those hours, we don’t blame her. She’s pretty sure all that prep work went out the window once she actually went into labor, of course. “But after many hours of labor, I could care less about anything but my child. I didn’t care how I looked.”
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Beyonce Is People’s “Most Beautiful Woman” Only 3 Months After Giving Birth
Three months after giving birth to Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce says she feels more beautiful than ever, and we’re not the only ones who agree. People magazine announced this morning that Beyonce is their 2012 World’s Most Beautiful Woman. “I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” she told the magazine, echoing our own suspicion that our sole purpose on this earth is to chronicle the life of the Bessiah. Kidding. Sort of. The 30-year-old new mom is joined on People’s annual by Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara, Charlize Theron, Lily Collins, Madeleine Stowe, Christina Hendricks, Michelle Williams, Paula Patton, Miranda Lambert, Kate Middleton and Mad Men’s Jessica Pare. According to the magazine, B addresses all the rumors about B.I.C.’s birth and how she lost the baby weight in the issue that hits newsstands this Friday.
The 16-time Grammy winner has been churning out hits since she was 17, and just as we couldn’t get enough of her music and sightings of PDA between her and Jay-Z, we’re eating up any and all news of her new motherhood. With a tour coming soon, we expect Bey is already getting back to work — with baby Blue in tow of course. And we can’t wait to see what’s next. It’s officially Bey season, ladies and gentleman!
In Rose McGowan’s People interview hitting newsstands tomorrow, McGowan discusses growing up in Italy as part of a Children Of God sect, a communal group that espoused polygamy and, some allege, child abuse. “I did not want to be like those women. There were basically there to serve the men sexually,” the Conan The Barbarian actress recalls about the group. “There were no newspapers, no television. You were kept in the dark so you would obey.” Makes the fact Rose was once engaged to Marilyn Manson look downright wholesome by comparison. We’re sure the man at least had a TV!
Eventually Rose’s family fled the group for the U.S. when she was 9, after her father grew worried his daughter would be sexually abused. “My dad was strong enough to realize that this hippie love had gone south,” Rose explains. “I remember running through a cornfield and thunder and lightning. I remember running as fast as I could.” And here we were, loving Charmed, completely in the dark about the whole thing.