How many times have you awakened in the morning, looked at yourself in the mirror and repeated "I woke up like this" while giving your best Beyoncé face? More times than you'd want to admit? Same.

But channeling Queen B—who rings in her 34th birthday today—to get our morning started on the right foot really isn't all that crazy. She's the epitome of a badass, feminist boss bitch…so why wouldn't we want to imitate her?

In fact, other than waking up flawless, there are lots of reasons we want to be like Bey. Besides the obvious—like her killer dance moves and impressive sense of style—the 34-year-old is one of the most decorated, successful women in the industry. Not to mention, she's a genius.


Not only did she direct, produce and star in her own in-depth documentary—which Oprah Winfrey labeled as "fiercely empowering"—Jay-Z's wife also managed to drop an entire 14-song album with 17 videos in secret. Using absolutely no advertising and no promotion, the singer took advantage of her strong influence on social media to release the album, which defied all odds and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

But she's more than just career-driven. Queen B also happens to be a mom to one of the cutest (and coolest) little girls in the world. To raise a child as fierce as Blue Ivy is a success on its own! Of course that was bound to happen, though. The announcement of her pregnancy itself broke records. That famous 2011 MTV VMA moment remains the most tweeted-per-second event in the Guinness World Records.

Beyonce, VMAs, 2011

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With that being said, it took us some serious time and thought, but we were able to whittle down all of Beyoncé's fabulous moments into nine times we wished we were her. Did your top Sasha Fierce status make the list? Check out the video above to see the full list for yourself!

Meanwhile, E! News might be a little biased in our obsession with Queen B as our relationship with her goes back quite some time. We first interviewed the singer in 2000 when she made up a third of Destiny's Child and was opening for Christina Aguilera's tour.

Fast forward 15 years and countless interviews later, Beyoncé is on her own and has become one of the most influential artists in the world. Let's just say we're glad we supported her from day one!

Check out all of our favorite interview moments with the singer below.

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