Saturday, 17 November, 2018

People magazine names Idris Elba the sexiest man alive

People Unites The Nation By Naming Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive Idris Elba Named People's Sexiest Man Alive 2018!
Freda Brock | 06 November, 2018, 16:42

Idris Elba has been named the sexiest man alive by American celebrity magazine People.

Elba, who was revealed as the victor on Monday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, follows in the equally sexy footsteps of previous winners including David Beckham, Mel Gibson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

He went on to say, "I'm really, really happy with that, man. Thank you so much, People magazine for making me sexiest man in the world".

The honor came as a surprise for Elba, who called it an "ego boost".

Elba is People's 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, joining a long list of Hollywood's hottest, starting with a then-29-year-old Mel Gibson in 1985 to last year's pick Blake Shelton.

Check out the cover photo below... Idris said on Instagram, seemingly oblivious to his own (very obvious) sexiness.

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She was also in London in September to join Meghan for the launch of a charity cookbook at Kensington Palace. She reportedly said she was "head over heels" with pride as Meghan helped prepare lunch for guests.

Hilariously, Elba looked unimpressed with his cover image at first before admitting, "It's incredible". This is only the third time a man of colour has won the award, following Johnson in 2016 and Denzel Washington 10 years before.

Elba in August stoked the rumours that he was set to become the first black actor to play Bond when he posted a cryptic message on Twitter using one of the character's best-known lines - "My name's Elba, Idris Elba". He shortly afterwards tweeted a response, in which he got a little political.

He said: "Who'd have thought it!" But again, as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block.

People, a weekly magazine in the USA, unveiled Elba in their cover this week. What's even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers." he told People magazine. "Your vote can make a difference!"

The dad of two - of 16-year-old daughter, Isan and 4-year-old son, Winston - said he strives to live with as few regrets as possible.

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