Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018 for People Magazine

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Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018

From Marvel, The Wire, to Luther, to Takers and now People Magazine… the man can do no wrong! One of Hollywood’s nicest and (hottest) guys; is being honored for being “that man” who makes us all drool over our TV and phone screens. We tip our hats and Louboutins to this one… Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018 for People Mag!

Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018 for People Magazine

Yes, Mr. Elba it’s all true. Idris may have been a little shocked at first, but he is definitely feeling the love now. He told fans via social:





“Who’d have thought it! Thank you People and all the fans for naming me Sexiest Man Alive. Don’t forget to grab your issue this week. I’m honored and thankful.”

Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018

As you should be Idris! Nevertheless, here are some quick fun facts you might not know. Elba is the 33rd hot guy to receive the Sexiest Man Alive honor. Additionally, he is only the 3rd man of color to be named the SMA. Also, funnyman, Jimmy Fallon, announced it to the world; (you know the good news about Idris) during a Monday night airing of The Tonight Show by Jimmy Fallon.

Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018 for People Magazine (Continued)

BONUS!! We have little gift today. Below feast your eyes on a little BTS action from Elba’s People Magazine cover and editorial shoot. The images are from the archives of Andrea Dunham; the brilliant Creative Director behind People as well as Entertainment Weekly.

Along with the images, Andrea says that Idris was always one of People’s top picks. She reveals,

“[I want to] flash back to when I was in London with the newly minted People Sexiest Man Alive. Idris Elba you were tippy top of the bucket list of stars we wanted to see take this mantel. And what a bonus that we found you are not just a gifted actor, father, DJ, athlete and super babe. But a kind human being to all around you in your orbit.”

Say it with us everybody, “AH!” Yes, this recognition is certainly the perfect fit for Elba. Also we are proud and excited to see him take the title with the likes of George Clooney, Brad Pitt and David Beckham . Enjoy the pics and be sure to hit us up online about what you think of the visuals!

Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018

Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018

Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018 – Editorial Details

Photography by David Burton Studio

Executive Creative Director: Andrea Dunham

Location: London, England

Idris Elba Named Sexiest Man Alive 2018

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