Jimmy Fallon revealed on Monday edition of NBC’s The Tonight Show that Idris Elba is People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Elba appeared on the late-night show via Skype from London, where he smiled nonstop and joked about being the 33rd person in Hollywood to receive the title, after the weekly magazine first recognized Mel Gibson 1985.
“My mum is going to be very proud,” the star said.
Previous “Sexiest Man Alive” honorees include Dwayne Johnson (2016), David Beckham(2015), Chris Hemsworth (2014), Adam Levine (2013), Channing Tatum (2012), Bradley Cooper (2011), Ryan Reynolds (2010), Johnny Depp (2009) and Hugh Jackman (2008), among other Hollywood hunks.
Each one of People‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” honorees brought something different to the table, but in general, they all had the same effect on women. “People really think of ‘sexy’ beyond physical appearance—although that certainly helps,” editorial director Jess Cagle told NBC 4 New York three years ago. “They like the idea of a guy who would be a good husband and father. We always feel out the readers to see what they want, and then we just argue about it!”