PEOPLE magazine has named Kelly Rowland as one of its Most Beautiful!

She shares the honor with other leading ladies including Pink, Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

But she didn’t always feel beautiful. “I went through a period where I didn’t embrace just being a chocolate, lovely brown-skinned girl,” she told

In the photo, Kelly (32-years-old) poses without makeup. “I feel very comfortable in my skin and very comfortable to share it with you guys,” said Kelly of her au naturale look.

Watch Kelly behind the scenes of her makeup-less shoot below.

Source: Rap-Up and People