John Legend has won a lot of prizes in his career, but the title of Sexiest Man Alive was still missing on his resume. That is now changing because People have chosen the singer to be the sexiest man of 2019.
The 40-year-old singer succeeds actor Idris Elba, who was allowed to walk with the title last year. “I really like it, but it’s scary too. It is a bit busy because people will still look at you if you are sexy enough. Following Idris Elba is not really easy of course,” laughs John. His children are not impressed by the news, according to a video clip that his wife Chrissy Teigen posted on social media.
Mel Gibson was the first man to be elected Sexiest Man Alive in 1985. Originally there would just be an interview with the actor in the magazine, where one of the editors said, “Oh, he really is the sexiest man on earth.” This led to the idea of giving him this title and an annual one returning something out of it. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Richard Gere were all twice voted the sexiest men.