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.