Kate Hudson On The Cover Of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful Issue
Posted on Wed Apr 30, 2008 09:08 AM PDT

Kate Hudson KHUDSONPART20910.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Kate Hudson graces the cover of People's 19th annual special issue featuring the "100 Most Beautiful" stars of 2008.

In an exclusive sit down interview, Hudson tells the magazine about her beauty secrets, her relationship with Owen Wilson ("It's personal."), her ex husband Chris Robinson, and answers the burning question about why son Ryder's hair is so long. "Why is it so weird? My son likes his hair. He likes his hair long because it's like his father's," she tells the magazine. Hudson also opens up about how she shed nearly 70lbs after giving birth to Ryder, and how she quit smoking, "I quit New Years, cold turkey. I'm so happy."

People also talked with Hudson about being compared to her mom, Goldie Hawn, and the actress said, "Oh gosh, if I look anything like she does when I'm 60, I'm going to be a very happy, happy lady. She's a beautiful woman and an amazing mother."

"I've never been a big makeup person," says Hudson. "I'd go to school with my zit medicine on. That's how much I didn't care. I think it's why all the popular girls had a problem with me." Hudson is one of 11 stars in the issue, including Brooke Shields, Vanessa Hudgens and Kristen Bell who posed without wearing any makeup except untinted moisturizer and lip balm.

The "100 Most Beautiful" issue also pays tribute to a group of celebs who have made the list so many times, they're in the "Hall of Fame." Nicole Kidman (who has made the list 9 times), talks to People for the first time about her pregnancy. "Being pregnant is one of the most profound experiences...I'm realizing the power and the beauty of being wholly responsible for nurturing, feeding. My blood is running through this little person and bringing it to life. So it's not necessarily that I feel beautiful, it's that I feel a purpose." Joining Kidman in the "Hall of Fame" are Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Halle Berry (who has made the list 12 times) and George Clooney.

"The New Classics" is a list of 2008's fab faces who put a twist on tradition. Miley Cyrus kicks off the list as "The Phenom" and she says, "what I've learned is that you don't have to be stuck to being one thing. When I do change my look, I think it's fun." Joining Cyrus on the list are Ashton Kutcher (The Practical Joker), Kate Beckinsale (The Brit Import), Christina Applegate (The Comeback Kid), and Sarah Silverman (The Funny Honey).

The "Heating Up" list is another new category that gives a nod to the new talents, rising stars and the next generation of Hollywood beauty. Celebrities such as Rumor Willis (The It Girl), Amanda Beard (The Olympian), Anna Friel (The Cult favorite), Jason Taylor (The Dancing Defensive End), and George Clooney's girlfriend, Sarah Larson (The Newbie) all made the list. When asked if she feels more beautiful when she's in love, Larson says, "Doesn't everybody?"

Also included in the issue are David Beckham, Rihanna, Ashton Kutcher, Beyoncé Knowles, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Tina Fey, Vanessa Williams, Mariska Hargitay and Marcia Cross. The entire cast of Gossip Girl is featured in the issue as well as the ladies of MTV's hit show The Hills, Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port and Heidi Montag.

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