List of Sexiest Man Alive winners over the past decade: Patrick Dempsey, David Beckham, Chris Evans, and more

Sonali Saha
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On November 8, Patrick Dempsey was named this year’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Let’s remember past winners from 2014, including Chris Evans, Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba, David Beckham, Chris Hemsworth, and others. This exclusive club now includes Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey.

Patrick Dempsey, 2023

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At 57 years old, Patrick Dempsey became the second-oldest person to be named Sexiest Man Alive. Speaking to People in his cover interview, he said, “I’m happy this is happening now. It’s good to be recognized, and though it boosts my confidence a bit, it also lets me do something good.” Patrick had a long career in movies, but he gained a lot of attention when he joined Grey’s Anatomy in 2005 as Derek Shepherd.

Chris Evans, 2022

Chris Evans got his first major acting role in the movie “Not Another Teen Movie” in 2001. Then in 2011, he became part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Steve Rogers, known as Captain America. After leaving this role following “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019, he starred in films like “Knives Out” and “The Gray Man.” Talking to People for his Sexiest Man Alive cover interview, he said, “It’s hard to talk about all this. It feels strange, like showing off in a weird way.”

Paul Rudd, 2021

Paul Rudd is famous for playing a young college guy named Josh in the movie “Clueless.” After that, he appeared in the TV show FRIENDS and is known for playing the lovable dad, Scott Lang, in the Ant-Man movies. Speaking to People in his 2021 Sexiest Man Alive cover story, Rudd mentioned, “I’m aware enough to know that when people hear I’ve been chosen for this, they’d say, ‘What?'” He also said, “I truly mean it. There are many other people who deserve this title more than me.”

Michael B Jordan, 2020

Michael B Jordan has risen as a major Hollywood star because of his parts as Killmonger in Black Panther and Donnie Creed in the Creed movies. In his 2020 Sexiest Man Alive interview, he mentioned feeling most excited for the women in his family to enjoy his title. He also expressed gratitude, saying, “My parents made big sacrifices to take care of my sister, brother, and me. I’m thankful.”

John Legend, 2019

“After being named Sexiest Man Alive in 2019, I know everyone will be closely examining me to see if I’m sexy enough for this title,” the singer mentioned to People. John has received many awards in his music career, including an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. This accomplishment, known as EGOT status, is rare and only a few artists have achieved it.

Idris Elba, 2018

Idris Elba has been part of big movie series like Star Trek, Fast and Furious, and Avengers. When he was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2018, he was really surprised and humbled. Speaking to People in his interview, he said, “At first, I couldn’t believe it. I looked in the mirror, checked myself out, and thought, ‘Yeah, I’m kinda good-looking today.’ But honestly, it was just a nice feeling. It was a great surprise and definitely boosted my confidence.”

Blake Shelton, 2017

Blake Shelton, known for hosting the singing reality show “The Voice,” was encouraged by his singer-wife Gwen Stefani to accept the Sexiest Man Alive title. In his cover story in 2017, he mentioned, “She told me, ‘You’ll regret not taking this chance and enjoying the moment for the rest of your life.'”

Dwayne Johnson, 2016

Dwayne Johnson, known for his action roles and great muscles, was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 2016. He said in the magazine interview at that time, “I thought, ‘Wow, we’ve reached the top.’ I’m not sure where we go from here. I’ve accomplished so much, this is the peak.”

David Beckham, 2015

In 2015, People magazine chose ex-English footballer David Beckham as the Sexiest Man Alive. During the cover interview, David shared, “I never really see myself as attractive or sexy.” However, his wife, Victoria Beckham, who is a singer turned fashion designer, seemed to agree with the title. David mentioned, “I hope she always sees me this way! But she said, ‘Congratulations!'”

Chris Hemsworth, 2014

Chris Hemsworth became the Sexiest Man Alive in 2014. He’s famous for playing the God of Thunder in the Thor movies and is a dad to three kids. Chris said he found it ‘pretty funny’ when he heard the news – and so did his wife, Spanish model Elsa Pataky, whom he married in 2010. “I think you’ve given me a couple of weeks to brag around the house,” he told People magazine.

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