Gwyneth Paltrow named World’s Most Beautiful Woman

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People magazine names Gwyneth Paltrow the World's Most Beautiful Woman

The 40-year-old actress tells the magazine she keeps it natural at home

"I honestly thought someone was playing a joke on me," she says of her reaction to the cover

She tells People she wants to pass down a healthy body image to her daughter, Apple

CNN  — 

Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé can now claim to be the most beautiful BFFs in the world.

On Wednesday, People magazine named Paltrow the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013, a year after Paltrow’s pal Beyoncé held the title.

“I honestly thought someone was playing a joke on me,” Paltrow told People about her reaction when she first heard she landed the top spot. “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.”

For the “Iron Man 3” actress, her beauty is most evident when she’s just being herself.

“Around the house, I’m in jeans and a T-shirt. I don’t really wear makeup,” Paltrow told the magazine, adding that that’s how her two kids, Apple and Moses, are used to seeing her. The star’s husband, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, even teases her 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 said.