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2012 has been a year of triumph (word to President Obama’s second term) and a year of extreme heartache (RIP Whitney Houston, children of Newtown, CT, Don Cornelius & more), but we’re bringing the year to a close on a high note.

#TeamBeautiful has tackled the year with grace, style, fervor and sheer swag (maybe that word will be laid to rest in 2013) and we wanted to share with you our favorite stories from 2012. Thank you for making this year a fruitful on and we will see you in 2013!

The Awkward Black Girl Interviews Herself: “B*tches Be Biting” [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS] With The Cast Of “Think Like A Man”

Does Brian White Hate Black Women Or Is He Spot On? ***EXCLUSIVE**

WARDROBE WARS: The Best Of The Worst Looks, Nicki Minaj VS Mariah Carey

NYTimes ‘Black Women And Fat’ Writer Responds To Critics [EXCLUSIVE]

FLOTUS Style: 8 Michelle Obama Looks We’d Vote For

Sanya Richards-Ross, “I Do Want To Be The Woman Who Has It All”

MTV’s ‘Catfish’ Reveals The Big Fat Problem With Internet Dating [POLL]

Why Black Women Forced Gabby Douglas & Michelle Obama To Get A Makeover

‘R&B Divas’ Spoof: “Faith Evans” Wants To Be The Lead Singer [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

I’m A Chris Brown Fan, But He Needs To Have A Seat

 Curvy Or Fat: Is America In Denial? (POLL)

Did you enjoy the best of 2012? Let us know, chat with us on Twitter @HelloBeautiful!

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11 Amazingly-Dressed Celebs of 2012 (PHOTOS)

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