Sexiest Man Alive

I saw yesterday that People magazine announced its latest Sexiest Man Alive. Fresh off the success of Magic Mike this summer, this year’s winner is Channing Tatum. I have to admit that Channing isn’t difficult to look at, but there are a lot of other famous faces out there that could easily hold that title.

Me with Jared and Jensen

Me with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.

People has been naming a Sexiest Man Alive since 1985, when the first choice was Mel Gibson. Some other interesting facts about the honor:

* The first person to win twice was Richard Gere. Other two-time winners are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and George Clooney.

* The first African-American (and only so far) winner was Denzel Washington.

* Two men who have played James Bond have held the title — Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan. Maybe Daniel Craig will make it one day. Connery was also the oldest person to win the title.

* The only non-actor to win was John F. Kennedy Jr.

* Two winners have since passed away — John F. Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Swayze.

I thought I might share my list of likely winners if People magazine suddenly decided to let me choose the winner. Hey, a girl can dream. These are in no particular order.

1. Oded Fehr

2. Jeremy Renner

3. Joe Manganiello

4. Sam Worthington

5. Chris Evans

6. Chris Hemsworth

And, hey, let’s have some more fun. Here are my faves for hottest geek guys (brains and cute, for the win!):

Me with Nathan and Alan

1. Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Captain Malcolm Reynolds)

2. Matt Smith (Doctor Who, the 11th Doctor)

3. David Tennant (Doctor Who, the 10th Doctor)

4. Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Rory Williams)

5. Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider Man, Spiderman)

6. Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes)

7. Martin Freeman (Sherlock, Dr. John Watson)

8. Jensen Ackles (Supernatural, Dean Winchester)

9. Jared Padalecki (Supernatural, Sam Winchester)

10. Misha Collins (Supernatural, Castiel)

11. Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Auggie Anderson)

So now it’s your turn. If People magazine came to your house and asked you who the Sexiest Man Alive was, who would you choose? And for the purposes of this exercise, let’s all agree that it has to be someone at least somewhat famous (not our husbands or boyfriends, unless of course your husband or boyfriend is famous).

And if you’re a fan of those brainy, geeky guys who have their own brand of hotness, who would be your choice for Sexiest Geek Guy?




  • Jane says:

    Hi Trish,
    I love Oded Fehr. Hard to say which one would be number one, but my list would include Matt Bomer, Eric Bana, Henrik Lundqvist(goalie for the NY Rangers), Ryan Gosling, Boris Kodjoe, Christian Bale, Daniel Craig and Shemar Moore.

  • Hi, Trish–fun topic!

    It’s tough to pick one. Here are my choices, in no special order:

    Scott Speedman from Last Resort
    Hugh Jackman, of course
    Lucas Bryant from Haven
    Matt Bomer
    Henry Cavill
    Daniel Craig

    I’m sure I’ll think of others when I’ve had some sleep.:-)

    • I can’t believe I didn’t include Scott Speedman! I actually thought about him as I was putting the post together then somehow left him off. Can’t tell you how excited I was when I found out he had a lead in Last Resort. I’ve liked him since he was on Felicity, and love him in the Underworld movies. The most recent Underworld suffered, in my opinion, because he wasn’t in it.

      I like Lucas Bryant too. I actually just today got caught up on Haven. Well, except for one episode (the most recent) that my TiVo didn’t pick up for some reason. Grrr.

  • Mary Preston says:

    Channing Tatum is WAY too young for me. Cute though. I need a man with a bit of mileage on him.

    I’ll take Sean Connery any day thank you. I could die happy just listening to his voice for a start.

  • The male cast of Hawaii Five O. A Seal, a NJ cop, a kama’aina cop, and a medical examiner. Too hot to handle!

  • Trish, what a fun piece. There was actually a link to all the 26 winners that I saw this morning – I’ve got to say I wouldn’t have chosen a lot of them. I tend to like the quirkier looking guys rather than the pretty ones. Call me strange! πŸ˜‰ Alan Rickman springs to mind. I love your selection of geeks, especially Benedict Cumberbatch who is strangely attractive!

  • Helen says:


    Loved the post but as you all know I really don’t watch much TV so a lot of these guys I don’t know LOL. For me it would be Hugh Jackman sexy and nice guy to boot and as for a geek I would pick the guy who plays Sheldon see I don’t even know his name LOL

    Have Fun

  • Deb Marlowe says:

    I sigh every time I see this pic of you with my TV Boyfriend, Trish. (Nathan Fillion) Sigh. See, I just did it again..

    I’d pick Nathan in a nano-second. But I wouldn’t kick Chris Helmsworth off the cover. Or Hugh Jackman, either.

  • MJ Fredrick says:

    I am TOTALLY okay with Channing as Sexiest Man Alive. He’s gorgeous, funny and can dance.

    My list–

    Channing Tatum
    Jeremy Renner
    Henry Cavill
    Alex O’Loughlin
    Luke Bryan
    Timothy Olyphant
    Anson Mount from Hell on Wheels
    Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time
    Stephen Amell from Arrow
    Warren Christie from Alphas
    Duke from Haven (not sure of his real name)
    Deacon from Nashville
    Jenson Ackles and Jared Padalecki
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Chris Hemsworth
    Captain America

    The Geek one HAS to be Nathan Fillion. HAS to be.

    • The first thing I thought when seeing that Channing was chosen was, “Well, MJ will be really happy!” πŸ™‚

      Duke Crocker is played by Eric Balfour. I follow him on Twitter. I really like him too.

      And how did I forget Anson Mount? He makes scruffy sexy. I thought about including Stephen Amell and Colin O’Donoghue is awesome as Hook. I at first didn’t think I’d ever seen him before, but I must have because IMDB is saying he was in an episode of The Tudors.

  • MJ Fredrick says:

    Oh, and Jon Stewart. You gotta love smart and funny.

  • Mozette says:

    Oh man, I have three guys I love…

    Christian Slater
    Hugh Jackman (of course!!!)
    Johnny Galecki… one of the yummier geeks on that show! πŸ˜‰
    Scott Major – who plays Lucas Fitzgerald in Neighbours… yummy! πŸ˜€

  • Connie Fischer says:

    OK. I still think my husband is the sexiest, but let’s just say NEXT to him would have to be Henry Cavill. His whole demeanor says gentle, sensitive man. Sigh…

  • Gail Nichols says:

    Here are my choices:
    1. Jason Mamoa(Game Of Thrones)
    2. Charlie Hunnam(Sons Of Anarchy)
    3. Alexander Skarsgard(True Blood)
    4. Timothy Olyphant(Justified)
    5. Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds)

  • Joan Kayse says:

    OMG! OMG! Trish! You’re being TOUCHED by Natan Fillion!!!


    As you can guess, he’d be a choice for me.
    And that other guy? Is he playing on Suburgatory?

    Robert Downy Jr. You want to pick super heroes, Iron Man does it for me!

    • Hee hee. Nathan was really nice, which was no surprise. So was Alan Tudyk, the other guy in the photo. He played Wash, the pilot, on Firefly. I had to go IMDB it, but he is on Suburgatory. I’ve never seen that show so I don’t know what his character is like, but I loved him in Firefly. He was hilarious. I even have a license plate frame on my car that has one of his lines: “I am a leaf on the wind” and then “Wash is my co-pilot.” Oh, and my car is named Vera, after Firefly character Jayne Cobb’s favorite gun. The car’s a Versa, so it’s Vera the Versa. LOL.

  • Joan Kayse says:

    Oh, and the guy playing Gannicus on STARZ Spartacus…Dustin Clare…yummmmmmy

    • Oh, yeah! He isn’t hard to look at, is he? I’m just about to start watching my Netflix discs of Spartacus: Vengeance. I’ve seen Blood and Sand and Gods of the Arena. It still breaks my heart that Andy Whitfield died. He was so young.

  • Jeanne Adams says:

    Oh, Trish! I LOVE those pictures! And may I just say, so many hunks, so little time to list them. grins.

    Shemar Moore is right there up at the top of the list.
    Jeremy Renner gets a vote from me.
    I’m also, like Anna, keen on the men with quirky features, like Daniel Craig.
    I’m really fond of looking at Adam Levine from Maroon 5 and The Voice.
    Chris Evans as Capt. America – yum, yum.
    Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, and in The Proposal
    Richard Armitage
    Jude Law – oh, my.
    And oddly enough, I’ll add both Mark Wahlburg and John Cena to my list.


    • I must be the only woman in the world who doesn’t get the Adam Levine thing. I mean, he’s not ugly, but…hey, more for you, right? πŸ™‚

      Someone I really like is Billy Burke, who is one of the leads on the new show Revolution. He’s way hotter as the badass on that show than when he’s sporting the porn-stache as Bella’s dad in the Twilight movies.

  • Tr. ish –

    I’m afraid I don’t know the names of the actors that play roles on movies and tv (hangs head in shame). I do love Nathan Fillion from Castle and FIrefly – but he’s on your list. I like the guy on the Mentalist (Simon someone) and I do like the way Daniel Craig looks in a swimsuit (grin). Jonny Depp can melt my knees with a look at times, so can Robert Downey, Jr.

    Neat pics!

  • catslady says:

    Nathan Fillian for sure lol. Love that pic! I have to have not heard anything bad about an actor to really like him and many have fallen from grace. I also like Hugh Jackman. And love the pick of Chris Hemsworth with his baby. I think Channing’s moves had a great deal to him being picked – at least according to my daughter. Alas, I didn’t see his movie lol.

    • Channing can certainly dance. I went to see Magic Mike with some girlfriends, and the place was packed. I hadn’t seen a movie theater that full in a long time.

      I know what you mean about learning things about actors you wish you hadn’t. I unfollowed one on Twitter a few months back because of ugly political posts. I still love the character he played, but I just wish I could go back in time and un-see and un-know that not-so-attractive side of the person who played the character.

      I was thinking about Mel Gibson, the first Sexiest Man Alive. He certainly has fallen a great deal in my view. I feel the same way about Tom Cruise, which is sad because one of my all-time favorite movies is Top Gun. (Speaking of sexy, can we all take a moment to remember with fondness that volleyball scene?) πŸ™‚

      • catslady says:

        Mel Gibson use to be my all time favorite actor for almost forever. I can still watch his old movies but nothing currently. Tom Cruise also. I do have a dilemma because he made a movie in my city that I would like to see but I’m not sure lol.

  • Carol Cork says:

    Hi Trish

    I’m a huge Doctor Who fan so it has to David Tennant and Matt Smith. Love Hugh Jackman as well, especially in the film Australia.

    • Yay, another Whovian! Most of my Whovian friends are firmly in the David Tennant camp as favorite Doctor, and I do love him, but my fave is Matt Smith. Love his take on the character. And I adore Rory.

      And I totally understand your love for Hugh in Australia. He was so hot in that movie. I love his as Wolverine too. Looking forward to see Les Mis.

  • Lara says:

    I know you won’t find any of this as a surprise but I will add my list….

    Hotness Abounds list…
    Richard Armitage – in ANYTHING
    Philip Winchester – Strike Back & Alice
    Joe Manganiello – True Blood & Magic Mike (gold is my new favorite color!!)
    Alexander Skarsgard – Generation Kill & True Blood
    Ben Mansfield – Primeval
    Aksel Lund Svindal – Olympic Boyfriend #2 Norwegian Alpine skier
    Rupert Penry-Jones – MI-5
    Jason Momoa – Conan, Stargate & Game of Thrones

    Geeky Hot list…
    Andrew Lee Potts – Primeval & Alice
    John Barrowman – Torchwood & Arrow
    Christopher Heyerdahl – Sanctuary (both characters)
    Ryan Robbins – Sanctuary
    Ciaran McMenamin – Primeval
    Gareth David-Lloyd – Torchwood
    Jonathon Young – Sanctuary

    Okay…I went a little out of control on this one. You get the idea.

    • Oh, I forgot Philip Winchester. Slurp. MI-5 and Primeval are on my extensive Netflix queue. And no, none of these were surprises. Jason Momoa making you nervous is one of my fave Dragon*Con memories.

      • Lara says:

        HA! Slurp….love it.

        That picture of me and Jason is still my favorite…even though I’ve had several taken with other since then. The actually process of getting the picture taken favorite moment was with Chris. He can sing to me any time…anywhere!! πŸ™‚

        I love, love, love Primeval and can’t wait to see the Canadian spin-off!

        • Pissenlit says:

          Whee! Another Primeval fan! Primeval: New World isn’t quite the same as the original show but Andrew Lee Potts is supposed to guest star on it now and again. I was totally squeeing when Connor showed up! πŸ˜€

  • Pissenlit says:

    Uhhhhhhh, after reading your list and all the comments, I’m just going to say “Yes, please!” instead of making my own list. πŸ˜€

    I couldn’t even begin to make a hottest geek guys list because I’d just end up listing everybody geeky. Captain Tight Pants and the other Firefly guys get a special shout-out because I finally got around to watching Browncoats Unite last night. *happy/sad sigh*

  • Pat Cochran says:

    I’m late, but add on a vote for already men-
    tioned Shemar Moore, Nathan Filllion, & Matt
    Bomer. Add Damian Lewis and my major
    favorite David Boreanaz also!

    Pat C.