Chris Evans is PEOPLE‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” 2022! The thrilling information was introduced on Monday night time, Nov. 7 by Stephen Colbert on The Late Present. “This complete factor is hard to be interviewed about,” the Lightyear star, 41, advised PEOPLE in an interview revealed simply after the announcement. “It seems like a bizarre type of humble bragging.” Chris joked that the honour was one thing he’d in all probability be extra prone to be ribbed about, that celebrated. “Actually this may simply be a degree of bullying. It’s ripe for harassment.” The actor’s mom Lisa Evans was thrilled, in accordance with the journal. “I’m not stunned in any respect. Our household shall be beside themselves.”
Final 12 months’s “Sexiest Man Alive” was revealed by the late-night speak present host, 58, as Paul Rudd, who made his appearing debut in 1991 and is understood for enjoying heartthrob Josh in 1995’s Clueless, portraying Phoebe’s on-again, off-again love curiosity in Buddies from 2002 to 2004, and taking part in Bobby Newport in Parks and Recreation between 2012 and 2015. He’s additionally identified for his position of Ant-Man in Avengers and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.
“I’m going to lean into it laborious, I’m going to personal this,” Paul, 53, gushed to PEOPLE throughout his picture shoot for the honour. “I imply I’m going to lean into it laborious. I’m going to personal this. I’m not going to attempt to be like ‘Oh, I’m so modest.’ I’m getting enterprise playing cards made. However all of my buddies will destroy me and I anticipate them to. And that’s why they’re my buddies.”
He additionally joked that his spouse of 19 years, Julie Yaeger, was “stupefied” that he was named the “Sexiest Man Alive”. He recalled, “She was very candy about it, after some laughing and a few shock she stated, ‘Aww they obtained it proper.’ She was in all probability not telling the reality however what was she going to say!’”
Michael B. Jordan was given the honour in 2020. “It’s a cool feeling,” he advised PEOPLE upon studying of his new title. “You recognize, everyone all the time made that joke, like, ‘Mike, that is the one factor you’re in all probability not going to get.’ But it surely’s membership to be part of.”
The primary 12 months the “Sexiest Man Alive” award was handed out was in 1985, with Mel Gibson incomes the honour. After him, Mark Harmon, Harry Hamlin, and John F. Kennedy, Jr. took the title. John F. Kennedy Jr. grabbed the honour at 27 years previous in 1988 and is the youngest star to land the title. Sean Connery, who nabbed the title in 1989 at age 59, is the oldest in historical past to take action. Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, and Richard Gere have all been named the “Sexiest Man Alive” twice.
There are 37 winners in complete. Winners in recent times embrace musician John Legend in 2019, actor Idris Elba in 2018, Blake Shelton in 2017, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2016, and David Beckham in 2015.