The ex 'Destiny's Child' front woman says it took a lot of guts for her to bare her body on the annual top-selling edition of the magazine which has featured many famous faces including Rachel Hunter and Elle Macpherson.
Beyonce said: "These are photos I can show my kids some day so I can say 'see, momma was beautiful.
'Look how good I looked'.'
She tapped into her famous onstage alter-ego Sasha who she regularly becomes when performing on stage because in real life she claims to be a shy girl.
The 25 year-old girlfriend of rap superstar Jay-Z banished her dad from the photo shoot because it was so revealing although he did give her his blessing.