Let the sexy one year reign begin!
The cover of the magazine shows the handsome, transfixing David Beckham rocking a bit of scruff on his face and a t-shirt that he’s pulling down around the collar.
His sexy title follows Chris Hemsworth, who staked his claim as the 2014 Sexiest Man Alive for the magazine’s annual rite.
“It’s a huge honor,” David said. “And I’m very pleased to accept.”
However, the 40-year-old soccer star has never felt like the sex symbol Hollywood has always seen him as. “I never feel that I’m an attractive, sexy person,” he said.
David went on to say that he hopes his wife Victoria Beckham always finds him to be the sexiest man alive — not just because the magazine said so.
Brooklyn Beckham, 16, joked around with his dad about the coveted title. “Brooklyn was the one who was like, ‘Are you sure it’s not me that’s meant to be there today?'”
One of the most closely-guarded secrets, the magazine’s top brass only allows a handful of the employees to be involved in the discussions on who to award.
An annual benchmark issue for the magazine, the “Sexiest Man Alive” issue began in 1985 with Mel Gibson being named top dog. As legend has it, editors of the magazine initially never set out to make it an annual issue. The title that has become a staple in pop culture initially happened when an editor saw the 1985 image of Mel and blurted out that he was the “sexist man alive.” Another editor suggested that they use that as the headline. It has stuck ever since.
The annual feature is now in it’s 30th year and the sexy man title has become a bit of badge of honor. In the mid 2000s, George Clooney and Brad Pitt even campaigned for their buddy Matt Damon to receive the title (He did in 2006.)
Now, though, David Beckham is the epitome of sexy for the next year — no argument here!