Of course, the title of 'Sexiest Man Alive' is totally subjective and hampered by the fact that no-one has actually met everyone alive. That being said, it's tough to argue with the list of past winners.
The hunks who have taken out People Magazine's top prize include The Rock, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Swayze, Denzel Washington, David Beckham, Pierce Brosnan, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth and George Clooney. Brad Pitt has even won it twice!
Then came last year's winner - Blake Shelton, who you may (or may not) know as Gwen Stefani's hubbie. It was a decision which suprised and baffled everybody, including Blake Shelton.
👀🔥😍 @BlakeShelton is this year's #SexiestManAlive! And most importantly, he 'can't wait' to stick it to his fellow #TheVoice judge (and former SMA) @AdamLevine. 😂 https://t.co/LtQ2q8QSkU pic.twitter.com/g7IilIXzxA— People (@people) November 15, 2017
And this year? Well the decision is going to be far less controversial.
Presenting People's 'Sexiest Man Alive 2018':
Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week https://t.co/WI7eWfXOPB. I'm honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/TBQapjxJsT— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 6, 2018
Nobody would expect to be crowned 'Sexiest Man Alive', including this year's winner. Elba told People Mag: 'I was like, "Come on, no way. Really?" Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, "Yeah, you are kind of sexy today." But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.'
All hail Norse God, Star Trek villain, epic TV detective and now Sexiest Man Alive - Idris Elba.
I like to imagine it was this appearance in Macklemore's 'Dance Off' that really secured the title...