Each year, since 1985, People Magazine has presented one of the famous men with the prestigious title of ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’

It’s not all about looks with the sexiest man; this guy’s soul has to be in check for him to win the crown, too. Donating to charity, campaigning for social causes, and starring in movies we didn’t hate are big pluses. Most times, we can all agree that the weekly’s inspired decisions represent the screen legends with whom we wouldn’t mind running off into the sunset ourselves. 2017’s pick for the hottest man alive, however, is raising eyebrows and questions alike.

In early November, People announced that country singer Blake Shelton would grace their covers as this year’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’ Sure, he might give off those old-fashioned cowboy crooner hot guy vibes, but many citizens of the Internet don’t consider Shelton’s supposed support for Trump and subsequently-revealed racist and homophobic tweets to be all that ‘sexy’ – and, well, we can’t really blame them for that. “I’ve been ugly my whole life. If I can be in the sexiest man alive list for a year, I’m taking it,” he told People Country about the unlikely honor.

Regardless of whether or not you agree with the most recent recipient of the accolade or any of them for that matter, scroll down to see all the sexy guys People Magazine has dubbed the pinnacle of desire from 1990 onward, and let us know how many of your top choices made the front page.

Sexiest Man of 1990, Tom Cruise


Sexiest Man of 1991, Patrick Swayze

Sexiest Man of 1992, Nick Nolte


Sexiest Man of 1995, Brad Pitt


Sexiest man of 1996, Denzel Washington

Sexiest man of 1997, George Clooney

Sexiest Man of 1998, Harrison Ford


Sexiest Man of 1999, Richard Gere

Sexiest man of 2000, Brad Pitt

Sexiest man of 2001, Pierce Brosnan


Sexiest man of 2002, Ben Affleck

Sexiest Man of 2003, Johnny Depp

Sexiest Man of 2004, Jude Law


Sexiest man of 2005, Matthew McConaughey

Sexiest man of 2006, George Clooney

Sexiest Man of 2007, Matt Damon

Sexiest Man of 2008, Hugh Jackman

Sexiest man of 2009, Johnny Depp

Sexiest man of 2010, Ryan Reynolds

Sexiest Man of 2011, Bradley Cooper

Sexiest Man of 2012, Channing Tatum

Sexiest Man of 2013, Adam Levine

Sexiest Man of 2014, Chris Hemsworth

Sexiest Man of 2015, David Beckham

Sexiest Man of 2016, Dwayne Johnson

Sexiest Man of 2017, Blake Shelton