People Magazine announced Wednesday that it has named Gwyneth Paltrow the World’s Most Beautiful Woman in 2013, just a year after her BFF Beyonce had the same honor.
“I honestly thought someone was playing a joke on me,” Paltrow told People. “I had to reread the e-mail three times. I was like, ‘This can’t be true, I’ve developed dyslexia — I’m not reading this right.’ It’s a very iconic cover in American culture, so it’s just amazing.”
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Paltrow, who said she rarely wears makeup, says she’s a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl—and that’s how her kids, Apple and Moses, expect their mama to look. Husband Chris Martin, a musician with Coldplay, is said to tease her about it pretty often.
“If I’ve gotten fully dressed up, he’ll be like, ‘Oh, wow! You’re Gwyneth Paltrow!’ Because he’s used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair,” she said.
She added that since she’s turned 40, her definition of what beauty is has changed—that it’s all about being her true self.
“When I accept exactly where I am in time and space, and I’m not judging myself in any way, and I feel that I have the peace that comes with loving yourself and all of your flaws,” she said. “I see so much now how beauty really does, as cliché as it sounds, emanate from within.”