Credit: People Photo: Gwyneth Paltrow on People cover

Um ... congrats!

Gwyneth Paltrow, 40, is on the new cover of People magazine as the "World's Most Beautiful Woman!"

The mom of two topped the list of Hollywood ladies featured in the magazine — including Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, Amanda Seyfried, Zooey Deschanel, Halle Berry, Kelly Rowland, and other celebs who seem like more obvious choices.

Weirdly enough, Gwyneth also just topped Star magazine's poll of the 20 most hated celebrities, beating even Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart, Chris Brown and everyone else in the world.

We were surprised to see the Goop gal top that irritating celebs list — she can come off as snobbish, but it's not like she's a Kardashian — but we're also surprised to see her on this list. Whatever she's doing is apparently working, since at least she's keeping herself in the public eye!

Here's an excerpt from Gwyneth's People interview: “Around the house, I’m in jeans and a T-shirt. I don’t really wear makeup. That’s what [my kids are] used to." She then referenced her husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin. “He’ll make a joke about it. If I’ve gotten fully dressed up, he’ll be like, ‘Oh, wow! You’re Gwyneth Paltrow!’ Because he’s used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair."

Yeah, sure, she's usually Hermione Granger. What do you think about the choice of Gwyneth? Do you agree?

Source: People