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Idris Elba is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2018

Idris Elba is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2018

The 46-year-old year-old actor appeared live via satellite on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Monday where he was announced as this year's recipient by the weekly publication. Idris said on Instagram, seemingly oblivious to his own (very obvious) sexiness. Thank you People & all the fans for naming me Sexiest Man Alive.

"It's fantastic, I'm really, really happy with that".

He also took the opportunity to encourage his followers to vote in the upcoming United States midterm elections. "Your vote can make a difference!" He's starred in Marvel's Thor franchise, among others. Aside from acting, he also DJs, and competes as a kickboxer.

"I was very tall and skinny", says the 6'3" Elba.

Elba is the 33rd celebrity selected for People's annual Sexiest Man Alive designation. And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK?




In the cover story, Elba opened up about his past as a lanky kid who got "picked on a little bit". "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers", he revealed during the interview.

"Being witness to the birth of my children is the biggest and best thing ever", he said.

The actor has a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a four-year-old son, Winston, from previous relationships. There's more of that really complex character that I love to play'. Or at the very least, can we get Idris Elba as James Bond? Since the announcement, social media users have been going gaga over Elba. "They like the idea of a guy who would be a good husband and father".

It's maybe not on the level of, oh, the 2016 presidential election, but Blake Shelton being named Sexiest Man Alive in 2017 is one of the great upsets of the 21st century. "You might as well do it to your heart's content".


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