People magazine has named actress Gwyneth Paltrow as the world's most beautiful woman.
Paltrow, 40, graces the cover of the magazine's 2013 World's Most Beautiful People issue, which will hit newsstands Friday.
Larry Hackett, the magazine's managing editor, appeared on "Good Morning America" today to discuss Paltrow's selection. He said the magazine chose Paltrow because she's relatable as a wife and mother who balances personal life and her career. He also said she's family-oriented, grounded, close to her mother and looks great.
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Hackett called Paltrow a gorgeous exemplar of what a beautiful woman is today.
In the cover story, Paltrow, who has two children with her musician husband, Chris Martin, said she'd "never been more surprised or flattered" when she learned she would grace the special issue's cover.
Paltrow, a health-food enthusiast and author of the new cookbook "It's All Good" also revealed her secrets to remaining so fit.