The publication will never be able to undo the damage of handing the Hot Guy crown to The Voice judge (where were you when the denim riots broke out in the streets?), but at least it course-corrected by naming Idris Elba the new Sexiest Man Alive. People Magazine announces his reign to coincide with the Luther actor's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday night, which you can see below.
He told the magazine after he was crowned: "I was like, 'Come on, no way".
"It's incredible, I'm really, really happy with that". "Thank you so much People magazine for making me sexiest man in the world, I'm loving that", he said before bending his arm and flexing his bicep. "It was a nice surprise - an ego boost for sure." he said.
Check out the cover photo below... "Life isn't about thinking about what you should have done", adds Elba, who is now shooting the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw with former Sexiest Man Alive Dwayne Johnson.
Elba has a flair for taking on various accents depending on his role and despite having grown up in London, he can pull off an American accent in movies.
'I was very tall and skinny.
He also took the opportunity to encourage his followers to vote in the upcoming United States midterm elections.
With a massive fanbase, Elba's admirers have also frequently used other emojis when tweeting about the actor. "Your vote can make a difference!" "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers", he added. There's more of that really complex character that I love to play'. After years of speculation fueled by media reports and even a Bond-themed social media post from Elba himself, the actor gave a definite "no" when asked about the rumors.
The phrase "Sexiest Man Alive" was trending following the announcement. "They like the idea of a guy who would be a good husband and father".
A screen grab of actor Idris Elba's Twitter handle after he was named the sexiest man of the year.
"Life isn't about thinking about what you should have done", he said. "I think everyone should adopt the philosophy that tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today, man".