The 2012 list of the Most Beautiful Women hit newsstands yesterday. People Magazine’s annual round up of the loveliest ladies around features Beyonce on the cover this year, and the special edition double issue has almost 180 other beauties inside.
Beyonce shocked fans and critics alike when four weeks after delivering her daughter, Blue Ivy, she appeared at a Jay-Z event in a figure-hugging red dress that didn’t look like she’d ever been pregnant. She looked fabulous, and you can probably chalk it up to the vegan diet she committed to during pregnancy. Her lack of over indulgence while pregnant, as well as maintenance of an active lifestyle, ensured she didn’t gain too much weight and took it off easily. Instead of devouring bags of potato chips or buckets of ice cream when cravings struck, she’d have steamed rice and tofu.
Charlize Theron is also one one of the top billed stars in this year’s Most Beautiful Women list. She considers herself a semi-vegetarian, relying mostly on plant-based foods but occasionally having chicken. She does not eat seafood or shellfish, nor does she eat red meat. She embraces just about any vegetarian meal or ingredient, but won’t touch beets! One of her favorite meals is a vegetarian lasagna.
Lily Collins is one of the youngest stars on the list. She’s the daughter of Phil Collins and star of the upcoming Snow White film with Julia Roberts. Lily is a lover of animals, and gave up eating meat more than four years ago. “I love animals and its healthy. And, the meat industry sucks,” Collins said. She credits PETA with helping her finalize her decision to become a vegetarian. Some of the many benefits that she enjoys is clearer skin and an overall sense of energy. She’s dabbled with veganism but is committed to a full-time vegetarian diet.