People's annual list of the 100 Most Beautiful will be hitting newsstands soon but the online version of the mag is giving a sneak peak at some of this year's pretty faces. Imagine my surprise when I saw that Mary J. Blige was included in the mix.
Mary's cute game has stepped up tremendously since she stomped onto the scene in black combat boots, athletic jerseys, and the early '90s flygirl hair and makeup styles of the day. She has blossomed into a gorgeous grown woman after overcoming addiction, abusive relationships and all-around drama. The down-to-earth diva is finally at peace, which is the most beautiful thing of all.
And since we're on the subject of MJB being a gorgeous MVP, there's no better time than the present to dig up this gem from her catalog. Mary J.'s "Beautiful" was one of the few stellar moments on the uneven How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack. Clocking in at over six minutes, this track is a mid-tempo love song that's as soothing as a long hug.
Mary J. Blige: "Beautiful"