Most Beautiful 2014

PEOPLE's 2012 World's Most Beautiful Woman

See Beyoncé like never before, plus a first look at the other A-listers who made the cut

KATE MIDDLETON

Kate Middleton looked every bit the fairy-tale princess at her April 2011 royal wedding to Prince William. But the Duchess, 30, has continued to impress the public with her down-to-earth sensibilities (she does her own makeup and recycles clothes) and also dazzle celebrities (Reese Witherspoon is a fan) with her warmth. "She is genuine," says a Buckingham Palace source, "both in private and in public."

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