Listen up, people! There is a new sexy man in town and he will not only charm you with his looks but also his singing. People's magazine just announced the Sexiest Man Alive and it's Blake Shelton who took away the title leaving Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and others behind.
This is the first time that a country singer has been given this title, and even though Blake was thrilled and honored to receive this title at first, he believed that he shouldn't accept it. He could not believe that he won this title and did not shy away from admitting it in an interview with the People magazine.
He said, "Y'all must be running out of people. Like, Wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical.” But the person to thank for Blake to come forward and accept the title is none other than his girlfriend Gwen Stefani, who the singer has been dating for two years now.
"She goes, ‘Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t take this gift and just live in the moment,'" Blake revealed. However, there was a reason as to why Blake finally decided to take the title home. As crazy as it sounds, it was for his fellow The Voice judge, Adam Levine.
He told the magazine, “I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s ass." Adam was selected as the Sexiest Man Alive in 2013 and now, Blake has been awarded the same title. "As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about," he told.
But the Sexiest Man Alive has also had days when he did not feel that he looked good. Especially while growing up, Blake revealed that he was constantly judged for his looks. "I think to describe myself as a child, one word comes to mind. And that’s fat,” he said.
The country music singer also said that things haven't changed a lot over the years as there are still times when he gets to hear the same comment over and over again. “People say I haven’t changed since before I made it. And I’m still fat today. That’s proof!”
In fact, Adam has also joked about Blake winning the title. During one of the episodes of The Voice, the announcement about Blake being the Sexiest Man Alive was made and Adam did not miss the beat in poking fun of it. He told Blake that it was a good development since he only talks to other 'Sexiest Man Alive' title holders.
Even though there are many people out there who call Blake fat, let us remind you that the singer hops on the treadmill regularly to stay in shape. However, he does have his cheat days and accepts that chips and dip, a bag of Cheetos are his go-to foods during times when he feels like he is starving.
Meanwhile, Twitter had mixed reactions to this new announcement. While some were extremely happy that he had won the title, others questioned the reality of it. One Twitter user wrote, "Blake Shelton is People's Sexiest Man Alive because apparently Idris Elba, Chris Evans, and Jason Momoa fell off the planet last night."
Another wrote, "Ryan Gosling is still breathing, yeah? Blake Shelton is not the sexiest man alive. Matter of fact, my neighbor Carl, (who’s like 70 something) is put together better." While another Twitter user just wanted to be ''taken away by 2018'' as she tweeted, "2017 Trump is president & Blake Shelton is the sexiest man alive. 2018 please come and take us away."
However, some netizens were extremely happy to hear that the country singer had won the title. One person wrote, "Congrats Mr. Sexist Man Alive! Awesome!! Enjoy this special honor! NC loves you!" Another person wrote, "We your fans knew you were the Sexist Man Alive but thank you People Magazine for choosing Blake, great choice."
Another fan did not hold back to express his happiness as the tweet read, "Congratulations on being @people Sexist Man Alive!! You deserve it!!" While another said, "Congratulations Blake, we your fans knew you were the Sexist Man Alive... now you have a Billboard sign and Magazine cover to prove it... lol"
Over the years there have been several other handsome hunks of Hollywood who have been awarded the title of Sexiest Man Alive. Here's a look at the celebrities who have won in the past.
2016: Dwayne Johnson
2015: David Beckham
2014: Chris Hemsworth
2013: Adam Levine
2012: Channing Tatum
2011: Bradley Cooper
2010: Ryan Reynolds
2009: Johnny Depp
2008: Hugh Jackman
2007: Matt Damon
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