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Chris Evans Named People’s 2022 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

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Chris Evans is PEOPLE‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” 2022! The thrilling information was introduced on Monday evening, Nov. 7 by Stephen Colbert on The Late Present. “This entire factor is hard to be interviewed about,” the Lightyear star, 41, advised PEOPLE in an interview printed simply after the announcement. “It looks like a bizarre type of humble bragging.” Chris joked that the consideration was one thing he’d most likely be extra prone to be ribbed about, that celebrated. “Actually it will simply be a degree of bullying. It’s ripe for harassment.” The actor’s mom Lisa Evans was thrilled, in line with the journal. “I’m not stunned in any respect. Our household can be beside themselves.”

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Chris Evans, Sexiest Man Alive in 2022 (Shutterstock)

Last year’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 taking part in heartthrob Josh in 1995’s Clueless, portraying Phoebe’s on-again, off-again love curiosity in Associates from 2002 to 2004, and enjoying Bobby Newport in Parks and Recreation between 2012 and 2015. He’s additionally identified for his function of Ant-Man in Avengers and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.

“I’m going to lean into it exhausting, I’m going to personal this,” Paul, 53, gushed to PEOPLE throughout his picture shoot for the consideration. “I imply I’m going to lean into it exhausting. 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 associates will destroy me and I anticipate them to. And that’s why they’re my associates.”

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‘Avengers’ star Chris Evans (Shutterstock)

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 mentioned, ‘Aww they received it proper.’ She was most likely not telling the reality however what was she going to say!’”

Michael B. Jordan was given the honor in 2020. “It’s a cool feeling,” he advised PEOPLE upon studying of his new title. “You understand, all people at all times made that joke, like, ‘Mike, that is the one factor you’re most likely not going to get.’ Nevertheless it’s a superb membership to be part of.”

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Paul Rudd was named PEOPLE’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 2021 (Picture: Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)


The primary yr the “Sexiest Man Alive” award was handed out was in 1985, with Mel Gibson incomes the consideration. After him, Mark Harmon, Harry Hamlin, and John F. Kennedy, Jr. took the title. John F. Kennedy Jr. grabbed the consideration at 27 years outdated 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 lately embody 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.

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