Ever since she debut her baby bump at the 2011 MTV VMA's, Beyonce showed no signs of slowing down. She is gracing the November 2011 cover of HARPER'S BAZAAR magazine and she looks great but that's not surprising. The cover was shot but top photographer, Terry Richardson. On the cover Beyonce is rocking a gold sequined REED KRAKOFF V-neck mini. In the issue the mom-to-be dishes about becoming a mother, her marriage, her sisterly bond, meeting The First Lady and more. Continue to see more images from the feature after the break and read some excerpts from her interview below. To read Beyonce's full interview, click here or pick up the issue when it hit newsstand on October 25th.
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On preparing to announce her pregnancy:
"I didn't want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news," she continues, "so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything."
You've described yourself as very shy but you seem to radiate confidence. How did you earn it?"I'm not as shy as I used to be. I'm a good listener and I like to observe and sometimes people think that's being shy. I think I'm confident because I love what I do and I work very hard."
What have you learned from seeing Solange become a mother at a young age?
"I saw her in a very different light. Suddenly her strength was at the center of who she is. I learned patience and honesty watching her relationship with her son. She added a beautiful human being to our family. My nephew is an unbelievable child. He is smart, inventive and strong. All the things my sister is."
What is the best advice your mother has ever given you?"She has given me so much advice but the one that stays with me the most is that beauty fades and it's most important to be beautiful on the inside. She is generous to everyone she meets and has taught my sister and me how important it is to give."
You have said you feel best when you are curvy and looking feminine. What look do you think flatters your curves best now?"I like to show my waistline and legs. I feel women should find their best features and accentuate them but it's interesting to be versatile. I let my mood dictate what I wear before my curves. Sometimes I feel classic, sometimes I feel like a hipster. Sometimes I feel like a seductress and sometimes I feel like a tomboy. It's great to be a woman and have the freedom to express my emotions through fashion."
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