They call her Queen Bee for a reason.
TIME Magazine has revealed its 11th annual "100 Most Influential People in the World” issue on Thursday, with Beyonce prominently featured on the cover of the magazine. Among the inside cover stars were Robert Redford, Jason Collins and Mary Barra.
Wearing a white high-waisted bottom and matching halter top with a sheer t-shirt, the reigning pop culture icon looked incredible in the black and white cover. Beyoncé looked very natural with not a lot of makeup or styling done, just pure Bey.
Chief operating officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg penned Beyonce's bio, stating why the singer deserved to be a "cover girl."
“Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one,” Sandberg said. “Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, ‘What would you do if you weren’t afraid?’ appears to be ‘Watch me. I’m about to do it.’ Then she adds, ‘You can, too.’”
Last year, Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z was honored to cover the magazine and the performers were dubbed the "royal couple of culture."
The diverse, and often times controversial, list is intended to showcase inspirational figures or those who have inspired others in some way.
41 women made the list of 100 Most Influential People for 2014.
Featured honorees include Amy Adams, Christy Turlington Burns, Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Secretary of State John Kerry, Seth Meyers, Pharrell Williams and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the issue, celebrities, writers and politicians and other notables pen a profile of a selected individual.
In this year’s issue, for example, Amy Poehler wrote a piece on Late Night host Seth Meyers and Dolly Parton authored a profile about singer Miley Cyrus.
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