And the Sexiest Man Alive for 2018 according to People magazine goes tooo…
No more and no less than Idris Elba.
He is the 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, after the spicy list of Hollywood’s celebrities, including Mel Gibson in 1985, The Rock, David Beckham, and Blake Shelton from last year.
The news about Idris being the sexiest man on earth dropped on Monday night’s episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Elba’s comment on the news was:
It’s amazing! I’m really, really happy with that. Thank you so much PEOPLE magazine for making me sexiest man in the world. My mum is going to be very, very proud.
I mean, even my mom is proud of you and your alluring appearance, Elba!
Elba’s reaction to PEOPLE about this year’s pick was hilarious, just as he himself is. 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.”
Here’s a small reminder of why he is the sexiest man alive of this year:
After the news was out, Idris’ fans promptly shared their reactions and excitement on Twitter:
“IDRIS ELBA IS FINALLY GETTING THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES,” reacted a fan.
IDRIS ELBA IS FINALLY GETTING THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES
— imani nicole (@imaninicole16) November 6, 2018
And another one wrote:
Idris Elba sexiest man alive, something we can all get behind my God 🤤🤤🤤
— taytorade (@tayneezy23) November 6, 2018
We are, mate. We are!
@fuggirls Idris Elba is the sexiest man alive! It’s about time!!! I imagine you guys are happy!
— Melaina not Melania (@marvelprobz) November 6, 2018
How can one even be mad about it?
@idriselba got sexiest man alive and i’m am not mad about it
— 🌸 (@mystikflwr) November 6, 2018
The news has everyone excited!
— Adrianna🥀✨ (@adriannamonae) November 6, 2018
— Becca Blais (@beccafoubister) November 6, 2018
Idris Elba is a whole different type of sexy 😩 if u listening god i want a man like that pic.twitter.com/qQ72RTROVf
— ashley banks® (@_lahexceigh) November 6, 2018
Who doesn’t think he’s gorgeous? https://t.co/jZzAmtpNS4
— The Whinging Warrior (@aragornsdarling) November 6, 2018
I am aware of the effect you have on everyone.
— la ran (@LaRan44) November 6, 2018
So is Idris Elba!
People Magazine: names Idris Elba Sexiest Man Alive
— Erin Pack 👽 (@erinpackattack) November 6, 2018
I told ya!
People: Idris Elba is the #SexiestManAlive
— Hanii (@HaniLee1) November 6, 2018
“It is never too late to right a monstrous wrong.”
— Amanda Sales (@Scamandalous) November 6, 2018
People definitely got it right by naming @idriselba sexiest man alive 😍😋🔥
— Ell Kay ✨ (@lizzzzyKORN) November 6, 2018
— Cindy Cloutier (@c_cloutier) November 6, 2018
— Katie (@Katiem616) November 6, 2018
— Kate (@writeriowa) November 6, 2018
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 6, 2018
VOTING IS SEXY IDRIS ELBA SAID SO it is decided pls vote tomorrow thank you https://t.co/lmIIK7yhOi
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) November 6, 2018
Some of his famous friends were also on hand to support Elba, with The Real‘s Loni Love tweeting, “Congrats boo!!!”
Congrats boo!!! https://t.co/6TYfJJS9F2
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) November 6, 2018
Idris Elba, of course, didn’t let this pass without sharing a tweet after the big news, expressing how thankful and honored he is, writing, “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://bit.ly/2OpbsSV . I’m honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!”
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
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