Jess Cagle, the People’s Editorial Director, announced the magazine’s decision on “Good Morning America” Show, ABC Television.
He said the magazine’s annual “Most Beautiful” issue would hit newsstands nationwide on Friday.
Cagle applauded the “Pretty Woman” actress for her healthy living, adding that “many fans watched Roberts grow into the woman she is today.
“She is been famous a very, very long time, and she’s very, very popular.
“She’s also a person who just keeps getting better as she matures.”
The director added that “she is better looking now than she ever has been.
“She looks great, but she also just gets better in life and has carved out this really simple, perfect private life away for herself and the spotlight.
“That’s difficult to do when you’re Julia Roberts.”
This is the fifth time the stunning “Pretty Woman” actress is being given the coveted title after clinching for the first time in 1991.
Julia is ahead of her BFF George Clooney in the Most Beautiful department, as he’s only been “Sexiest Man Alive’ twice. (NAN)