Missed PEOPLE's Beautiful Issue? Get to Know Our 2020 Beauties of the Year
These stars adapted to our new normal and changed their definition of beauty
The Cover Girls: Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson & Rani Rose Fujikawa
The multi-generational crew was the first family to cover People's Beautiful Issue.
“It’s definitely an interesting time for reflecting on what is truly important,” Kate, 41, told PEOPLE two months after their cover shoot from the L.A. home she shares with Fujikawa, 33, along with her sons Ryder, 16, and Bing, 8, from previous relationships.
Goldie, 74, now isolating with her partner of 37 years, Kurt Russell, 69, says getting through the crisis has meant focusing on “meditation, nurturing, loving kindness for all in my heart and staying safe inside.”
The Pop Queen: Lizzo
The Grammy winner and body-positivity champion hasn't always been so confident. As a teen growing up in Houston, "I didn't really see beauty in myself," she admits. Now on break from her Cuz I Love You Too tour, Lizzo has been embracing her natural look at home. "I think it's cool that we get the opportunity to turn off," she adds. "My dream is to just take off my nails, not wear makeup, just grow my 'fro out and walk around naked in my own garden. That's the goal."
The Headliner: Jennifer Lopez
After breaking records with Hustlers and celebrating turning 50 with a hit tour last year, the superstar continued the momentum in 2020 with an epic Super Bowl halftime show. Now she's embracing a slower pace and is working on "quieting my mind," she says. "I'm letting everything take a break — my hair, damaged from 20 years in the business; letting my nails breathe; and generally taking care of myself. We don't want to come out of this without growing."
The Funny Lady: Awkwafina
The Nora from Queens star and creator admits she was slow to focus on self-care. "I think I heard someone gasp when they found out I didn't know what a face serum was," she says. "But as I grow older, I tend to value mental over the physical." The actress, whose real name is Nora Lum, has adjusted to sheltering in place in L.A., but "I miss New York City more than I thought I ever would," she admits. "And I can't wait to hug my grandma."
The Classic: Katie Holmes
The Brahms: Boy II star and mom to Suri, 14, is — like many people who are staying at home — keeping her beauty routine simple and focusing on wellness. "When I leave the house, I make sure I'm wearing sunscreen," she says. "And I drink a lot of water and eat as healthy as possible."
The Young Phenom: Coco Gauff
She got the world's attention when she upset Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon last year, becoming the first 15-year-old in 15 years to reach the Women's Tennis Association Top-50 ranking. Gauff can't wait to hit the road again, with Hawaii and Dubai at the top of her must-see list. "I've traveled my whole life, so it's weird to be at this pause," she says. "I'm looking forward to seeing new things."
The Natural: Jennifer Garner
Last year's People's Beautiful Issue cover star has been doing her part to help others during the coronavirus crisis. From co-launching the #savewithstories initiative to support Save the Children and No Kid Hungry to showcasing videos of her Instagram followers' talents, Garner has been most impressed with "how quickly we all adjusted in a way," she says. But she most looks forward to "seeing my kids hug their friends," she says of Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Sam, 8. "I have a deep need to see my girlfriends, but I can't wait to see my kids have a big, old germy sleepover and just be kids."
The Booksmart Star: Beanie Feldstein
The self-proclaimed extrovert has discovered a passion for exercise while quarantining. "I've been greeted by the most gorgeous butterflies on my walks around my neighborhood," she says. "I don't think I would have noticed them before, and now they make me smile every single day."
The Stage & Screen Standout: Cynthia Erivo
Connecting with fans has been all the more sweet for the Harriet and Outsider star while isolating at home. "I put up a post of me singing "Somewhere" from West Side Story, and someone sent me a text of her dancing to it," the Tony winner says. "It was like, I create and you create. It was just a beautiful moment."
The Foodie: Katie Lee
After struggling with infertility, The Kitchen cohost is finding beauty in the changes to her body since learning she and husband Ryan Biegel have a baby on the way. "There's something very liberating about not worrying about if something feels too tight or if I look a little bloated," Lee says. "I'm loving every moment of it."
The Virtuoso: Renée Zellweger
The Oscar winner, at home practicing social distancing, has been focusing on two big loves in her life: her rescue dogs Chester and Ellie. "But that's spiritual care for me," she says. "You wake up, and they need to go out, and we got to do feedings. Then a little activity outside, because there's nobody coming and going, and they're looking at me like, 'What? This is all there is?'" But the Judy star still finds plenty of time to feel gratitude. "I love the first of the day, the high sun and the sunset," she adds. "I don't want to miss anything."
The Aussie Import: Rose Byrne
The Mrs. America star — who earlier this year acted alongside her husband, Bobby Cannavale, in an Off-Broadway production of Medea — recently found herself in awe of her son Rocco, 4, during his Zoom classes. "He was singing in Spanish and saying hi to all his friends, who he misses so much," she says. Along with taking long walks and aiming to get eight hours of sleep each night ("If I can, I feel like I've been to a spa!"), the Australia native's new routine also includes a countdown to 5 p.m. — "when I can start to drink!"
The Comedy Boss: Tiffany Haddish
Taking a break from the fast pace of her career has been a welcome relief for actress Tiffany Haddish. The Like a Boss star insists she now finds the most peace in the middle of the day, "when I realize, 'Oh, I just have to be here at home,'" she says. From skin treatments to doing her own nails, the actress has been honing her beauty skills even though her facial hair has been a challenge. "But who knows?" she jokes. "Some man out there might love a woman with a handlebar mustache."
The Superhero: Scarlett Johansson
The Black Widow actress, who got engaged last year to Saturday Night Live actor and writer Colin Jost, found some much-needed perspective on the current pandemic from a soon-to-be family member. "Colin's 103-year-old grandmother Barbara, who lived through the flu pandemic of 1918, recently said, 'First the Spanish flu and now this?!'" Johansson says. "She gives me a lot of hope."
The Lover: Taylor Swift
The pop star gave an unfiltered look at her life with her Miss Americana documentary, in which she opens up about body image and the pressure to be perfect. "For so long I've just been so obsessed with working and creating and never stopping," she says. Now, as the world has slowed down, Swift has too: "I love spending a full evening cooking a meal while sipping a glass of wine and listening to old music."