GQ names Beyoncé sexiest woman of the century

The singer pulls ahead of 99 other famous women for the honor

Published January 9, 2013 10:45PM (EST)

          (Terry Richardson/GQ)
(Terry Richardson/GQ)

GQ has named 31 year-old Beyoncé Knowles, aka Sasha Fierce, Mrs. Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter's mom, the sexiest woman of the 21st century (technically making her the sexiest woman in the past 11 years, but that sounds much less sexy, doesn't it?). Regardless, naming someone the best of anything in a multi-year-long time span is certainly a bold claim, especially when it's something as subjective as sexiness, but the singer clearly makes a strong case for herself on the cover.

In other Bey news, the singer was handpicked by President Obama to perform at his inauguration on Jan. 21.

GQ will unveil the full list in the February issue.

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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