People Magazine revealed their cover choice for Sexiest Man Alive… and they chose Blake Shelton.
Not to sound disappointed— but I am. And it seems like I am not alone. The People Magazine Sexiest Man Alive edition is one that always makes the news, with the big reveal used to send women to the grocery stores just to pick up a copy. Anyone remember Johnny Depp’s 2009 cover or Channing Tatum’s heart stopping 2012 photo when all the women were going crazy for Magic Mike? Good times.
Blake Shelton is a relatively good looking guy (for someone with a dad-bod) and, from what I’ve seen on The Voice, he is very funny, talented and always in joking competition with his other co-star Adam Levine, who was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2013. When Shelton’s cover was revealed, it felt like a prank. I was waiting to hear, “Just kidding folks!” Blake and Adam’s playful relationship was even highlighted in the promotion of this cover issue, as People TV revealed a short and funny video of Shelton displaying cue cards, similar to that famous romantic scene in Love Actually, that poked fun at Levine’s cover title.
👀🔥😍 @BlakeShelton is this year's #SexiestManAlive! And most importantly, he 'can't wait' to stick it to his fellow #TheVoice judge (and former SMA) @AdamLevine. 😂 https://t.co/LtQ2q8QSkU pic.twitter.com/g7IilIXzxA
— People (@people) November 15, 2017
It makes me wonder, is this an extension of their funny-frenemy-relationship extended from outside of The Voice. Will Levine respond to this? I have so many questions. What I do know is that previous cover holders are normally Hollywood heartthrobs — stunning and attractive men that make you swoon. Shelton…well, he doesn’t exactly cut the bill. And I’m not the only one who thinks so
Blake Shelton is People’s Sexiest Man Alive because apparently Idris Elba, Chris Evans and Jason Momoa fell off the planet last night.
— Jenn C (@TheJennC) November 15, 2017
I don’t want to live in a world where Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive.
— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) November 15, 2017
The 41-year old country music singer brushed off most of the negative chat and thanked people on his twitter for his ‘sexy’ cover. Sheldon tweeted “thank you @people!!! don’t hate me because i’m beautiful…” He then continued to make fun of his sexy title for the rest of the night. And maybe that’s just it. Shelton is fun. He’s charming, cute and humorous, but does that make him sexy? Most would say no.
There were a few fans who supported Shelton, who say that sexy doesn’t mean a good body and abs. While this may be true, most of the previous titles by People always featured hollywood steamers. It’s kind of what everyone expects.
Here are some of the previous cover holders and even some double winners.
- 2016- Dwayne Johnson
- 2015- David Beckham
- 2014-Chris Hemsworth
- 1995 and 2000-Brad Pitt
- 1997 and 2006- George Clooney
- 2003 and 2009- Johnny Depp
- Youngest cover- 1988- The late John F. Kennedy Jr at 27
- Oldest cover- 1989- Sean Connery at 59
- Unusual cover- sexiest couple edition 1993- Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford
- ‘What is should have been’ cover – 2017- Idris Elba
Revealing Sheldon as the Sexiest Man Alive 2017 felt like an insult. Like, are you even real 2017 ? But this is all fun and games, because there is nothing we can do about it.
Photo provided by: Disney Channel/Image Group LA
So what determines the sexiest man alive? Comment below.