Kelly Rowland shows off her au natural beauty in the latest issue of PEOPLE.

The R&B beauty is among the weekly’s star-studded 2013 Most Beautiful list along with Kerry Washington, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Halle Berry, who all share quotes about personal traits they’ve grown to love over the years.

Rowland makes a statement amongst the dashing divas proudly showing off her makeup-free glow. She shares how her own journey to embracing her beauty. “I went through a period where I didn’t … embrace just being a chocolate, lovely brown-skinned girl,” she told contributor Curly Nikki.

A “light went off” after a heart-to-heart with Tina Knowles,” she adds. “Embrace everything that you are as a woman, even your flaws.”