Time Inc.’s People Names David Beckham “Sexiest Man Alive” 2015
David Beckham is confident bending it like you-know-who, rocking a bespoke suit, even posing practically shirtless at a People photo shoot. But at heart, he's a self-effacing East London boy, who can't believe he scored People's 30th anniversary Sexy Man crown. "I never feel I'm sexy," the soccer icon told People. Happiest nesting with wife Victoria and their four kids, doing carpool and yes, vacuuming (he's a neat freak), he's flattered to join the club: "It's a huge honor," says Beckham, "and I'm very pleased to accept." People's "Sexiest Man Alive" 30th anniversary special double issue hits newsstands nationwide on Friday, Nov. 20.
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How did wife Victoria respond to the news? "We kind of laughed about it with the boys, and the boys kind of laughed at me and said, 'Really?! Sexiest man alive? Really?' My oldest son Brooklyn was the one who was like, 'Are you sure it's not me that's meant to be there today?'" Victoria says, "Around the house, David is just David, not the Sexiest Man Alive!"
She adds, "He's a really good person. He's a really great dad, he's very kind, charitable and he inspires me every day." Highlights from the "Sexiest Man Alive" issue include:
"Men of the Year": The heartthrobs who defined 2015: Chris Pratt (Sexiest Superstar), Jake Gyllenhaal (Sexiest Shape-Shifter), Rob Lowe (Sexiest Ageless Wonder), Morris Chestnut (Sexiest Ladies' Man), Blake Shelton (Sexiest Coach), John Stamos (Sexiest Comeback), Neil Patrick Harris (Sexiest Triple Threat), Jussie Smollett (Sexiest Breakout Star), Reid Scott (Sexiest Politi-faux), Justin Timberlake (Sexiest New Dad), Idris Elba (Sexiest Record Breaker), Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos (Sexiest Heroes), Justin Theroux (Sexiest Honeymooner), John Boyega (Sexiest Stormtrooper), Joe Manganiello (Sexiest Nearlywed), David Monahan and Larry Sullivan (Sexiest Pitchmen), Jamie Dornan (Sexiest Shade of Grey), and more.
"They Clean Up Nicely": According to a 2015 survey, women find men who do chores sexy. These eight stars get busy: Michael B. Jordan (does laundry), Josh Lucas (loves to cook), Aziz Ansari (does dishes), Anthony Mackie (cuts grass, takes out trash, bathes the kids), Ryan Guzman (takes out trash), and many more.
"Dad Bods".and proud of them! These five super fit fellas make fatherhood look damn good:Vin Diesel, James Van Der Beek, Michael Strahan, Cam Gigandet, Mario Lopez, and more.
"Animal Magnetism": The only thing better than a hot guy? Seven guys all posing with their beloved pets. Macklemore with tabby Cairo, Ryan Lewis with Doberman Scarlett, John Legend with English bulldog Puddy, Dennis Quaid with French bulldogs Batman and Gidget, Christian Slater with mutts Fish and Hoot, Val Chmerkovskiy with English bulldog Sir Sleep-a-Lot, Jesse Tyler Ferguson with Morkie Leaf, and more.
"Sexiest Men of Tinder": People partnered with the dating app to find the most popular guys in each state. If you encounter them on Tinder, you'll see the People badge at right. Happy swiping!
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