The World's Sexiest Man has been found. In what must have been quite an arduous search for them, People Magazine has awarded Idris Elba the top spot.
Revealed on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', Elba appeared via satellite link to talk about his newest accolade. Smattered on the front of the new cover of the magazine, Elba is described as a "sweet, smouldering, superstar."
Elba, who was recently announced as being part of the cast for the upcoming 'Cats' adaptation, said he was honoured with the award. The actor took to Twitter to say, "Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive." He also reminded Americans to vote in the US Senate elections today:
Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week https://t.co/WI7eWfXOPB. I'm honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/TBQapjxJsT
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 6, 2018
Many people have been praising the magazine for choosing Elba this year. Following the rather unexpected choice of Blake Shelton as the 2017 winner, fans of the 'Avengers: Infinity War' actor have been sharing their thoughts. Spoiler alert: no one is surprised.
— Kurt (@tigers182) November 6, 2018
Who'd have thought it: EVERYONE.
— megan, rhymes with vegan (@meganjlarson) November 6, 2018
Hi @people thank you for hearing my anger about Blake Shelton the Sexiest Potato Alive last year and making this right. Still waiting on Sterling for next year though... #IdrisElba🔥 https://t.co/IPIYpCuFru
— Emily Lloyd (@emily_lloyd16) November 6, 2018
can y’all believe that we sat around for a whole year and just accepted Blake Shelton as the Sexiest Man Alive and we were met with this gift??? we are not worthy. https://t.co/upqqJLjcEd
— phoebs. (@phoebeisloud) November 6, 2018
— Melanie321 (@Mellie4Justice) November 6, 2018
— Samantha Highfill (@samhighfill) November 6, 2018
If you wish to nab a copy of the newest issue for your collection, it comes out on Friday.