It is an honor to be named the sexiest man alive in the world. Anyone can be named the sexiest man, your friends, family or girlfriend can give you this title, thus boosting your ego.
Now imagine if you get this title from a world famous magazine like People, your ego will be boosted further. However, international magazines don’t give this title to just anyone, their first criteria is, you must be a celebrity, which is the most important, and their last criteria is, you must be fit and have a healthy lifestyle. If you don’t meet those two criteria, you are totally disqualified, but try anyway.
Here let’s get to know the top 5 celebrities of the last few years who have qualified for the title of sexiest men alive according to People.
It should seem obvious with his lifestyle and fitness discipline, yes ‘The Rock’, the movie star, ex-fighter, entrepreneur and father of 3 girls was named the sexiest man in 2016. Since then, The Rock has stated that he will always keep the title forever.
In a 2021 interview with People, here’s what he said: “I am and always will be the sexiest man alive. Look, my title of Sexiest Man Alive is in perpetuity. It’s for life. Right? I’m not giving it up. That means it doesn’t matter who you put on the cover because I will always be the Sexiest Man Alive.”
Our favorite X-men actor, ballad singer and creator of pancakes to his 2 children was named the sexiest man alive by People in 2008. With all those biceps, it was also pretty obvious that Jackman’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, always described his figure as “the body of doom , but I love what’s inside.”
One of the best British actors, known for acting in films like Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, was named People’s sexiest man alive in 2018. He is the 3rd blackman to have this title back then following Dawyne Johnson and Denzel Washington 10 years before.
In an interview with People, Elba shared how he reacted to the news. Here is what he said: “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’ Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today’. But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise, an ego boost for sure.”
We were all wondering if People only select muscular men and actors for the title of sexiest man, but it seems not. John Legend can’t be compared to stars like Dwayne or even Huck physically, but he still made it on the list.
Here’s what he told People in an interview: “I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure. Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m also following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”, as he joked. His wife, Chrissy Teigen saw her dreams come true when she heard the news: “I Have Fulfilled My Dream of Having Boned PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive!”
Finally, we have our “captain america”, crush of most female celebrities like Lizzo, Doja Cat and Selena Gomez, was named People’s 2022 sexiest man alive. Here is what he told People in an interview: “This whole thing is tough to be interviewed about, it feels like a weird form of humble bragging. Really this will just be a point of bullying, it’s ripe for harassment.” he jokes.