GQ Names Beyonce ‘Hottest Woman’ of Millennium

GQ magazine has picked superstar Beyoncé as their February cover model, appointing her “Miss Millennium.”

In the accompanying interview, the notoriously private star opens up about her life, her accomplishments (thus far!), and her 2013 music surprise for fans.

Even before the men’s magazine had released their choice, fans had already dubbed 2013 “The Year of Beyoncé.” With her upcoming Super Bowl performance and just announced reunion with Destiny’s Child, many are proclaiming “the Queen is back.”

In response to the adoration Beyoncé says, “I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.”

And, she’s still as busy as ever, set to perform at the Presidential Inauguration, creating her reunion album with Destiny’s Child, and releasing an HBO documentary about her life (squeal!)

But, even with all she still has to conquer, Beyoncé feels she’s already met her lifelong goal.

“I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it,” she said.

The singer plans to surprise fans even before her Super Bowl appearance by releasing a song early from her upcoming Destiny’s Child album Love Songs, called “Nuclear.” Love Songs, the first album from the girl group in eight years, officially drops on January 29.

On her personal connection to performing at the Super Bowl, the singer compares the experience to competing in an athletic competition.

“One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete. You know how they sit down and watch whoever they’re going to play and study themselves? That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.”

Fans can read more of the February GQ interview on newsstands Tuesday, January 22.