People Magazine has named actor Paul Rudd as its Sexiest Man Alive.
Rudd, known for his starring roles in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” films, “This is 40”, and “Clueless,” was revealed as the 2021 winner.
The actor tells the magazine, in an issue out Friday, that some will be surprised he is receiving the honor.
“I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?’” he said. “This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me.”
Unsurprisingly, Rudd did not turn down the honor – who would. He jokingly hopes the new title will grant him an invitation to “those sexy dinners” with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Michael B. Jordan — all recent winners.
Other past honorees include John Legend, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, and David Beckham.
“I mean, I’m going to lean into it hard. I’m going to own this,” Rudd said. “I’m not going to try to be like ‘Oh, I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made. But all of my friends will destroy me, and I expect them to, and that’s why they’re my friends.”
People’s announcement leads Chip Franklin to ask, what makes a person sexy? Is it solely looks? Or, do people care more about personality?
Listen below to hear Chip’s definition of sexy and his personal list of sexiest men and women.