Gwyneth Paltrow covers People (People magazine)
But, not surprisingly, the 40-year-old Oscar winner is humble about her latest honor.
"Around the house, I'm in jeans and a T-shirt. I don't really wear makeup. That's what [my family] used to," she told the magazine, admitting that her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, even mocks her about it. "He'll make a joke about it. 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 credits her rigorous workout routine -- namely, the Tracy Anderson Method five days a week -- with helping her to age gracefully.
"It makes me look younger and feel strong," she said. "When I first started, I thought, 'I'll never be good at this. This is a nightmare!' But now it's like brushing my teeth, I just do it."
Gwyneth takes the reins from her pal Beyoncé, who received the honor last year, just a few months after giving birth to her first child, Blue Ivy. Over the years, the flawless faces of Michelle Pfeiffer, Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Aniston have graced the cover of the special issue.
As usual, the magazine featured plenty of other beauties, including "Modern Family" matriarchs Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara (featured in the Cinemagraph below) and Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, and Zooey Deschanel.
For more from Paltrow's interview, pick up the special issue of People magazine, on newsstands Friday, April 26.
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