Hey, Blake Shelton, get off the podium. You’re no longer People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’ Idris Elba was chosen by People Magazine as The Sexiest Man Alive of 2018.
Shelton joked about it with Ellen DeGeneres on her show and said that now that he’s not People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ all his sexiness has disappeared.
With Mel Gibson being the first in the list of Sexiest People Alive back in 1985, it’s time for Idris Elba to take the lead for the year to come. Oh, and he’s the 33’d on the list. Jimmy Fallon interviewed him via Skype from his home in London, and he said: “My mom is going to be very, very proud.”
To People Magazine 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.”
Elba (46) also performs as a DJ under the name DJ Big Driis, and he has his own clothing line. Oh! He is also planning a wedding with his fiancée, Sabrina Dhowre. She is 5’11” (180 cm), while Elba is 6’3” (190 cm). Like many other famous celebrity couples with height gaps, they also have no problem with that, and won’t let that gap interfere.
Previous title holders include Dwayne Johnson (2016), David Beckham (2015), Chris Hemsworth (2014), Adam Levine (2013), Channing Tatum (2012), Bradley Cooper (2011), Ryan Reynolds (2010), Johnny Depp (2009) and Hugh Jackman (2008), and others.
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