12 Moms Who Topped People’s 2013 Most Beautiful Women List

Today, People announced that Gwyneth Paltrow is their pick for People’s World’s Most Beautiful 2013. Mom to Moses and Apple credits her kids and husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, for making her feel beautiful year round — inside and out.

While we’re floored that a mama topped the list this year — because really, who better to inspire young girls than a mother? — she wasn’t the only mother on the list! Check out 12 other mamas People honored with their Most Beautiful:

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Of the love she feels for her two children, she said, "It's like a whole new dimension in emotion that I've never experienced. It's crazy."
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Drew Barrymore

On waking up early to be with her daughter, Olive, "“I wake up every morning – and it’s a newfound joy that I have in the morning hours – I get to wake her up, and she’s so fun and always smiling and doesn’t have this history of all these thoughts you wake up with as an adult… It’s just joy!”
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Pink

On welcoming her daughter, Willow, "Having a child is the best thing that could happen."
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Halle Berry

On why she waited to have children, "I'm a much better mother at 46... than if I were like, 21 or 25. [At that age] I was just a little baby just trying to figure out who I was, let alone having the responsibility of trying to help another little soul develop and grow. I'm so glad I waited."
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Alicia Keys

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Adele

After winning her latest Grammy, Adele gave it up to working moms saying, ""Thank you. I just want to send big love to all the other girls and all us females doing this because we work so hard and we make it look so easy."
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Beyonce

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Megan Fox

On her new role as mommy to son Noah Shannon, "All I wanted to do my whole, whole life was have a baby and, now, I’ve finally done it. I just want to give Noah as much of myself as I can.”
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Leslie Mann

On learning to be a "good" parent, "Good parenting advice? Hmm, I don't know, I feel like I'm just learning. Sometimes, I'm just winging it. It changes from day to day."
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Jennifer Lopez

On giving birth, ""There's nothing as huge as giving birth to another human being and having to be responsible for another life. There's you before kids, and there's you after kids – and they're not the same you."
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Michelle Williams

On her transformation as a woman, "It’s wonderful. I love spending as much time as I can with Matilda and watching her grow and become such a beautiful, sweet little girl,” the talented star tells OK! “It’s an incredible experience and it’s totally transformed me as a woman."
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Tina Fey

Tina shared her version of motherhood in her book, Bossypants, "First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it's the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach's eye, not the Beauty. When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer."

Are you proud People picked tons of moms this year?

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