And the 2020 Sexiest Man Alive is… Michel B. Jordan!
The annual honor was announced on Tuesday during Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ahead of the big reveal, Kimmel had fans call in to ask “Yes or No” questions to find out who he might be — and one person guessed correctly. The actor, dressed in a hazmat suit, then unveiled himself during the show.
“He’s sexy, he’s alive,” Kimmel said, as Guillermo gave Jordan a mirror so he could look at himself.
Jordan is the 35th celebrity to receive the honor since the annual campaign started in 1985. Back then, Mel Gibson, who was 29 at the time, was given the title. Others who have graced the cover include Johnny Depp in both 2003 and 2009, George Clooney in 1997 and 2006, Brad Pitt in 1995 and 2000, David Beckham in 2015 and Idris Elba in 2018.
Last year’s Sexiest Man Alive title went to singer John Legend. After hearing that Jordan would now have the title, the R&B singer tweeted, “Congratulations to my brother Michael B! And thank you! I can now keep gaining this quarantine weight in peace without the pressure of a title to maintain.”