American singer and songwriter, John Legend is People’s 2019 ‘sexiest man alive’.
On hearing the news that the magazine awarded him the title, the ‘All Of Me’ singer made a hilarious joke of himself with reference to the previous winner Idris Elba, who asides from his indelible acting skills is famous for his alluring physique.
“1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #sexiestman alive. Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I’ll take it.” he said in a Tweet.
Before Elba, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and David Beckham had also been named “Sexiest man alive’ by People.
Reacting to the news his wife Chrissy Teigen couldn’t be more excited. She tweeted: “my secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having b***d @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honour!!!!!”
Perhaps skeptic on how the news will be received by people, the model followed with another tweet “I cannot WAIT for people to get mad about John being the sexiest man alive. it’s my new Starbucks holiday cup.”
In an exclusive interview with People, John said that the title would definitely drive some unwanted attention towards him especially as he takes after Elba.
“Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title.
“I’m (also) following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!” the 40-year-old singer said.
Regardless, the singer said he is happy to have made his wife proud. “I’ve finally impressed her,” he said.
John was announced as the sexiest man in the world during Tuesday’s episode of the famous talent show, The Voice, which he is part of the coaches.
His win was announced by 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive, Blake Tollison Shelton, who afterward gave him a pair of shorts with the inscription ‘EGOTSMA’, a signal for his new title.