I was completely unsurprised when I found out Beyonce had been named People Magazine’s 2012 Most Beautiful Person of The Year. As someone who studies pop culture and spends most of her time in front of a computer, I tend choose my favorite icons and idols early on, and Beyonce has always been at the top of the list. She is my most beautiful woman every year! Her poise, her talent, her choices – they are all aspirational in nature, a sort of to-do list for any woman who wants to be at the top of her game and have an awesome Tumblr to show for it.
But its more than that. In all of my years of loving Bey, I have used her music to define and finely tune certain areas of my life. Knowing that her lyrics come from a very real place, and that she truly believes in me as an independent woman, has only strengthened my one-sided bond with the world’s biggest entertainer.
Beyonce is a way of life.