Eleven PEOPLE editors decided to put out a list of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, taking submissions from readers, fellow staffers and casting directors and modeling agents.
Pfeiffer, then 32, received the top honor, though PEOPLE editors wrote they learned three things from the process: “That there is no such thing as perfect beauty. That people have blessedly different ideas about what’s beautiful. And that most people are beautiful in some way, and that’s about as beautiful as anybody really needs to be.”
The 2019 ‘Beautiful Issue’ for ‘People’ honored Jennifer Garner as its top beauty queen, but for reasons that go much deeper than looks. The actress even admitted that she didn’t always see herself as ‘attractive.’
Jennifer Garner, 47, may have been deemed the “Most Beautiful Woman” of 2019 by People Magazine, but she’s not hung up on her appearance. Instead of dishing anti-aging secrets, the cover star explained why she didn’t let her looks dictate her self-worth, making the actress even more beautiful, in our eyes. “I was so not one of the pretty girls that I just bypassed insecurity and didn’t see myself as attractive at all. It was not part of my life,” the 13 Going on 30 star admitted to People, and explained how her family encouraged that attitude.
“I felt good about myself back then! That is the lucky trick,” Jennifer explained. “Looks weren’t a big deal in my family. I don’t think my parents ever said ‘You’re pretty’ and so we just didn’t think about it.” The actress even endearingly described her style as a youth in West Virginia as “band geek-chic.”
These days, Jennifer wears many hats beyond that of beauty queen, which has stemmed from her role as a mother to Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7, her children with ex-husband Ben Affleck. Since becoming a mother in 2005, Jen co-founded Once Upon a Farm, a cold-pressed baby food, and even became an artist ambassador for the charity Save The Children.
“I’m starting to get to the point where I realize this job is not going to be forever,” Jennifer said of being a mother to three young children. “Not in the all-encompassing every meal, every moment, every day way that I have loved for the last thirteen years. It’s going to shift. But there’s beauty in how it works in episodes.”