Idris Elba Is The Sexiest Man Alive

Idris Elba Is The Sexiest Man Alive

Idris Elba is the sexiest man alive, according to a popular magazine, and we can’t help but to agree.

People Magazine released it’s announcement of the “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2018. This is the 33rd issue of this title that they’ve given out since first giving it to Mel Gibson back in 1985. This year, People proclaimed that the titular man is none other than UK heartthrob Idris Elba.

Elba, humble as always, was surprised when he heard the news.

“Come on, no way. Really?,” said the 46-year-old. “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,” he clarified. “It was a nice surprise – an ego boost for sure.”

He also later posted on twitter to say:

“Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don’t forget ot grab your issue this week.”

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This is a much more favorable pick over last year’s controversial winner Blake Shelton. Many people took to social media to protest Shelton’s winning of the title and offered many names of other celebrities who would be more fitting. This includes Idris Elba.

Meanwhile, many people took to twitter to celebrate Elba’s winning of this year’s title.

But who else could have won the title? The short list includes:

  • Prince Harry
  • Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians)
  • Chris Pine (Wonder Woman)
  • Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)
  • Shawn Mendes(A Pop Singer)
  • John Kraskinski (A Quiet Place)
  • Hasan Minhaj (Patriot Act)
  • Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
  • Thomas Rhett (A Country Singer)
  • Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Congratulations to Idris Elba and best luck next time to the other men.

About Devin Jackson Randall

Geek by chance, queer artist by birth. Devin's a writer and artist who's always glad to share a fun, gay story. Aside from LGBTQ news stories, he often writes about the roles placed upon us by society, and how both affect the relationships around us