This year’s Sexiest Man Alive is one we can all agree on
Today, PEOPLE Magazine has made official something that most of us have long known — Idris Elba is the Sexiest Man Alive.
Honestly, can we just stop picking new ones? Can’t 2018’s winner just grace their annual Sexiest Man Alive cover every year? Look. At. Him.
— People (@people) November 6, 2018
And in case you weren’t already drooling all over the place, Elba used his huge moment to remind people to vote.
“Who’d have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don’t forget to grab your issue this week. I’m honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!”
Who’d have thought it? You mean besides literally everyone on earth who’s attracted to men?
When asked about his reaction to the exciting news, Elba tells PEOPLE, “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.”
Just to drive home the amazing decision the magazine made, Elba appeared in an interview to remind all of us why he’s deserving of this title for life. BRB, happy-sighing for the literal rest of our lives.
— PeopleTV (@peopletv) November 6, 2018
To be clear, the entire world isn’t just drooling over Elba’s otherworldly good looks. The man is beyond talented and holds a number of impressive titles including: actor, pro kickboxer, deejay, rapper and clothing designer. Oh, and Sexiest Man Alive.
Basically everyone agreed this was the best decision of the entire year.
— Megan Sass (@Megan_Sass) November 6, 2018
— Tameka Young (@cocoaellewoods) November 6, 2018
Is this a harbinger of the return of sense and goodness to our timeline? MAYHAPS SO. https://t.co/Pu07yEJsBU
— Jill Weinberger (@jillybobww) November 6, 2018
Yes, it seems everyone’s feeling very forgiving over last year’s, um, controversial choice, Blake Shelton.
can y’all believe that we sat around for a whole year and just accepted Blake Shelton as the Sexiest Man Alive and we were met with this gift??? we are not worthy. https://t.co/upqqJLjcEd
— phoebs. (@phoebeisloud) November 6, 2018
This year has largely been a flaming dumpster fire on wheels, so at least this is a nice thing we can all agree on.