Gwyneth Paltrow is crowned People magazine"s Most Beautiful Woman 2013

'I usually wear baggy shorts and have frizzy hair!' Gwyneth Paltrow's shock as she is crowned People's Most Beautiful Woman

By
Sarah Bull

PUBLISHED:

11:24 GMT, 24 April 2013

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UPDATED:

12:20 GMT, 24 April 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow has been crowned People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman of 2013.

The Iron Man 3 actress covers the April special issue of the publication, but insists she credits her family for making her feel beautiful.

In the accompanying interview, Gwyneth. who is mother to Apple, 8,and 7-year-old Moses with husband Chris Martin, told People: 'Around the house, I'm in jeans and a T-shirt. I don't really wear make-up. That's what they're used to.

Honoured: Gwyneth Paltrow has been named People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman of 2013

Honoured: Gwyneth Paltrow has been named People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman of 2013

'And Chris will 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.'

Gwyneth is famous not only for her Oscar-winning acting skills but also for her slender shape, which she has honed thanks to workouts with celebrity personal trainer Tracy Anderson five days a week.

But Gwyneth admitted the strenuous workouts took a little getting used to.

It's not hard to see why! Gwyneth showed off her slim figure in a sleek dress at a Tiffany event in New York last week

It's not hard to see why! Gwyneth showed off her slim figure in a sleek dress at a Tiffany event in New York last week

It's not hard to see why! Gwyneth showed off her slim figure in a sleek dress at a Tiffany event in New York last week

A mum above all else: Gwyneth credited her children, Apple and Moses, for helping her feel beautiful

A mum above all else: Gwyneth credited her children, Apple and Moses, for helping her feel beautiful

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.

'It makes me look younger and feel strong.'

And the most important thing to Gwyneth is that the helps give her children a healthy body image – especially now Apple is starting to grow into a little lady.

Hot on her heels: Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington are among the other stars to feature on the list

Hot on her heels: Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington are among the other stars to feature on the list

Hot on her heels: Jennifer Lawrence and Kerry Washington are among the other stars to feature on the list

She added: 'Having a father who adores you the way that he adores her is very good
for your body image. The more we can love her and let her be who she is,
the more confident she'll feel.'

Other stars to feature on the list include Scandal star Kerry Washington, New Girl starlet Zooey Deschanel and The Hunger Games Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Speaking recently about having to go almost nude in X-Men: First Class, Jennifer said: 'I knew that if I was going to be naked in front of the world, I wanted to look like a woman and not a prepubescent 13-year-old boy.

'I'm so sick of people thinking that's what women are supposed to look like.”

People's Most Beautiful issue of PEOPLE is on newsstands from Friday.