Adam Levine will allegedly be named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive 2013′: gross?


I’ll get into the strangeness of the media nonsense that’s happening in a moment. For now, let’s talk about Adam Levine. According to Gossip Cop (who gets exclusives from People Magazine all the time), Levine is being named People’s Sexiest Man Alive this year. Yes. THAT Adam Levine. Sexiest Man Alive. For real? I’m assuming that the SMA issue comes out next week (Wednesday), so I don’t know why we’re getting such advanced notice on this. I guess we have a week to process it and grow comfortable with the idea that Levine is considered “sexy”.

Adam Levine will be announced as “Sexiest Man Alive” by People next week, Gossip Cop has learned exclusively. The Maroon 5 singer and “The Voice” coach is expected to be unveiled as the magazine’s choice on November 20.

Last year, Gossip Cop was the first to report that Channing Tatum was 2012’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” more than a week before People announced it. Whoops.

People picked Bradley Cooper in 2011, while Ryan Reynolds received the honor in 2010.

Levine has been in the “Sexiest Man Alive” issue before, but never as the top choice.

When reached, a rep for People magazine told Gossip Cop, “We’re not commenting on that right now.”

Gossip Cop also reached out to a rep for Levine for comment. It’s been a big year for Levine, who got engaged to model Behati Prinsloo and appeared on “American Horror Story,” and whose band Maroon 5 will be on a European tour with Robin Thicke in early 2014.

[From Gossip Cop]

Yes, Gossip Cop did correctly predict that Channing would get it last year, although that was a pretty obvious choice. Here’s my inside-the-media discussion: Gossip Cop is very much like People Magazine – they both have cozy relationships with publicists and managers and both outlets publish stories when they get them nailed down by someone official. Is the idea that some editor at People Mag wanted to “leak” this story unofficially before the issue came out? But for what purpose?

As for Adam… I wouldn’t hit it. Ever. I cannot think of any circumstance in which I would be interested in having sex with him. I was “over” men like Adam by the time I was 19 – he’s that kind of faux-intellectual, “I dig real women, smart women” as he dates a revolving assortment of Victoria’s Secret models. He even dumped poor Nina Agdal (via text!) and then got engaged to Behati two seconds later. I’m sorry, but he’s a douchebag. NOT SEXY.


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  1. eliza says:

    Awwww. The ProActive huckster is getting some recognition that he is hot. Lol. He is as far from being sexy as you can get. He is repulsive on so many levels I wouldn’t know where to start on dissing him

    Enjoy this “prestigious” title!

  2. Dommy Dearest says:

    If he didn’t have those effin tattoos I wouldn’t be attracted to him >_>

    I love men covered in tatts T_T Not even going to talk about the dream I had about CM Punk last night.

  3. V says:

    I have horrible taste in men and I’ve never wanted some Levine…he reminds me of that guy Katy Perry is dating (OMG! It’s finally happened…I can’t remember that jerk’s name!)

  4. V4Real says:

    Get the _ uck out of here. I kinda like Adam Levine but no just no. People mag gets it wrong again.

  5. Happy21 says:

    God NO!
    This may be the only Sexiest Man Alive issue in 20 years I will not buy. Gross. I have friends who think he’s soooo hot. I disagree. He’s scrawny, he’s a douche, he’s covered in tats that do not for one millisecond make him seem like the ‘bad boy’ he’s trying to be. I just can’t….

  6. brin says:

    I’m holding on to “allegedly” for dear life. Please let this not happen.

  7. blue marie says:

    I demand a damn recount, how much butt kissing went on to make this happen?

  8. idk says:

    What one person finds sexy, another doesn’t. It’s objective. By the way, how can you label someone “the sexiest man alive”…did they really search the whole globe lol ???

  9. Lori says:

    They might as well give it to Justin Bieber. And start calling it the whiney b!tch of the year.

  10. Alexis says:

    There have been so many terrible “sexiest men” recently. (And most beautiful women – Gwyneth Paltrow? YUCK!) I’m not surprised at all that they’d pick someone totally wack this year, too.

  11. KellyinSeattle says:

    Who decides these things….? Gwyneth won the woman’s version, didn’t she? Barf…bulge in the pants alert on Adam, though. :)

  12. MollyB says:

    Is there a shortage of hotties willing to be photographed for People topless/in a 3 piece suit? NO, there is not. No excuse for this.

  13. Florc says:

    He’s too into himself. That rarely translates into a good lover. He and Leo can keep thumbing through the new VS catalog while talking about how they was intelligence and substance.
    So, how much did Adam’s people pay for this cover?

  14. i says:

    I remember seeing him on Mtv’s cribs. He was talking about his bedroom with his girlfriend sleeping in bed all the while. Then he said that she had gotten her period and made a mess in his seemingly pristine white bed…
    He acted like his girlfriend was a messy animal and suggested it was somehow her fault…
    I’m sorry but Adam Levine is not even a man in my opinion. He’s not human, to me he’s a nasal voiced, imp incapable of recognizing the basic bodily functions of someone he sleeps with.
    He’s the complete opposite of the Sexiest Man Alive. Maybe this info was leaked as a litmus test and I sincerely hope the magazine reconsiders. Hey People, How about Chiwetel or Idris? How many years has it been since a black man was named the Sexiest?
    How much longer do we have to wait?

  15. Kim1 says:

    Guess which magazine will get his exclusive wedding pics, bachelor party, honeymoon details…

  16. umyeah says:

    Not taking into account his douchiness, his ego, his voice, his personal life, etc., he is a good looking man. With the amount of yoga he does, he is in really good shape. So yes, I would hit it. Very hard and very shamefully. :-) btw, the guys they pick for the sexiest man are never all around sexy. Guys are sexy because they are interesting, intelligent or have that “je ne sais quoi.” Tatum, reynolds, etc. are all beefcakes with not much else.

  17. lisa2 says:

    People Magazine Jumped the Shark on that a long time ago.. I don’t care and won’t be buying the mag.

    They haven’t gotten it right in YEAR.. always a promotional thing now, and the last 4 or 5 men are all just meh and uninteresting

  18. Esmom says:

    “I guess we have a week to process it and grow comfortable with the idea that Levine is considered “sexy”.”

    LMAO. I don’t think a week is long enough to get to that point. Gross is right. The only vibe I get from him is meticulously manscaped rodent.

  19. Hannah says:

    Of course it’s gross. But he has a movie out next year, doesn’t he? So, apparently we have another Timberlake on our hands.

  20. Dubois says:

    From JFK Jr to this. I have no words.

  21. erika1985 says:

    A ‘douchebag?’ A little harsh. I would not call him the ‘sexiest’ guy, but he’s attractive.

  22. Irishae says:

    There’s is something about him I just find repulsive. Maybe in some alternate universe I might find him attractive, but I get such a rape-y vibe from him. So I vote NO.

  23. Jenna says:

    First Goop gets Most beautiful, now Levine for SMA?!?!?! The only explanation I can think of is that a disgruntled intern keeps lacing the water cooler at People with acid.

    • j.eyre says:

      Actually this is a good point. I forgot about Goop getting Most Beautiful.

      Now I desperately wish there was some kind of People Prom and Goop has to take Adam as her date. They sit on the back of a car and wave and she has to link arms with him and smile and wave and they have to dance together and both act like they love it. I want to design the crowns (Goop will, of course, require a scepter)

    • Bluebelle says:

      I agree with the intern thing. I think People Mag are just being trolls. Are they being completely rational with these choices? Goop looks like 6 out of 10 women (her face is that boring and simple) and now Adam who is just gross and nasty? Next we will see Lindsay as Best Role Model.

  24. Ag says:

    Did the zombie apocalypse finally happen and somehow killed all the other men? Is he the only man left? Shit. I should leave my office more often.

  25. Ok says:

    I guess we are all out of alive men….. And there was only Adam left to nominate

  26. Jennifer says:

    There’s got to be a reason why Levine is getting sexiest man alive, Miley Cyrus got sexiest woman , and Gwyneth Paltrow got most beautiful woman for some of these magazines. Publicists? Bribery? Just don’t get it…. Maybe the mags do it on purpose just to be talked about.

  27. yolo112 says:

    lol.. I don’t really are about his douchiness or his personal life and I actually don’t even like his voice, but he is hot. Good for him..

  28. Sabrina says:

    This a terrible choice even for People Mangazine. What on earth are their editors thinking? I guess Levine’s publicist is paying them the most for this title.

    I actually thought the title may go to Justin Timberlake this year considering he’s had such a successful year and would definitely not mind doing the interview and photoshoot.

  29. NorthernGirl_20 says:

    I would hit it, hard again and again and again.. I don’t follow his personal life and don’t care to.. but I think he’s hot and yeah.. But that’s probably cause my husband looks like him (but he’s not douchy like Adam supposedly is.)

  30. lucy2 says:

    There are times I find him physically attractive, but everything else known about him wipes that out, and then some. Terrible choice.

  31. lunchcoma says:

    I would hit it – if he wasn’t allowed to talk, and I was guaranteed no one would find out about it, and I had access to an STI screening immediately afterwards.

    But, come on now, People Magazine. Sexy is about way more than looks, and there are dozens and dozens of guys who are just as pretty as Levine who don’t need to come with all those caveats.

  32. Quinn Parker says:

    I just CANNOT with any guy that is so skinny, I feel I could probably hold my own against him in a fight. Yuck. That really wipes any thoughts of “sexy” out for me. If we’re just going on looks, please give me an actual hot MAN, thanks! I won’t bother going into his shitty personality, since this is supposedly a beauty contest. :O

  33. GeeMoney says:


  34. MissMoody says:

    I was under the impression this role was reserved for movie stars, with JFK Jr. being a worthy exception. I don’t think Adam Levine is a worthy exception.

  35. Magsmarq says:

    WTH, is wrong with People? Gross, ick, ewww, schmarmy, yuck…

  36. JudyK says:

    I hate tatts, but I do find Adam sexy as all get out.

    Of course, I still think Mark Harmon is the sexiest man alive, so I may be getting senile.

  37. han says:

    I am sorry he is not even more than average looking as for sexy don’t make me laugh. Must be a slim year in america. They should pick a foreign man if they are having trouble finding hot men in their own country.
    By the way i read that Ryan Gosling turned this “prestigious” title down the year Bradley Cooper won it.

  38. Ginger says:

    He is not hard on the eyes but too bad his personality and his band sucks…NOT sexy!

  39. anon33 says:

    GOOD LORD NO. Gross, gross, gross. I cannot stand this worthless HACK.

    Look, I get that this is all hype and the mag is paid by the PR people or whatever. But seriously???? This wee little elf is SMA, but JON HAMM has never been SMA?


    • weetiger3 says:

      The list of those who have not (but should have been based on their merits) is long. Those that have been named SMA usually have a new project to promote at the time they are named. Much like stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, I suspect the title can be purchased by a studio or publicist.

  40. weetiger3 says:

    People Jumped the “Sexiest Man Alive” shark years ago but this is a new low. No. Just…NO!

  41. mia girl says:

    Blake Shelton is going to be so jealous….

  42. Pdaws says:

    Terrible choice, almost worse than in 2011 when they chose Cooper over Ryan Gosling

  43. ZAK says:

    I think he is cute but he doesn’t deserve the title.

  44. Elle Kaye says:

    I have always found him hot…I’m sorry, I just can’t help myself. Of course, I also think Dave Letterman and Chris O’ Dowd are sexy, and I know people think that is crazy.

  45. Katie says:

    lol at the outrage over this but everyone squeeing when Channing Tatum was named Sexiest Man Alive last year. I get that beauty is subjective, but Adam Levine is way better looking than Channing “I look like my family tree doesn’t fork” Tatum (which isn’t saying much because neither of them is very attractive).

  46. yeahright says:

    Nope. I wouldn’t. I dont think I have ever heard him speak so I dont know anything about him other than he is a musician… he’s too thin.

  47. St says:

    That won’t happen because that is ridiculous. But seriously – it’s that time of the year when we can all collectively guess who will it be. And it’s hard because they never actually choose “Sexiest Man alive at the moment”. They always look who was popular this year, who was having hit movies or who was in the press all the time. And then they try to choose who is more sexier out of those. Or they just choose Matt Damon or Clooney.

    I have no idea who was popular enough this year to be named Sexiest.

    Mad Man I think passed it’s prime and John Hamm is not as powerful now as he was some 2 years ago. People had enough of Mad Men and are ready to let it go. Ryan Gosling vanished somewhere from out eyes. Justin Timberlake returned with his album but his movie flopped so loud and that article in Variety that told him to stop acting because he is bad at it… I don’t think he will get it. Also he looks supergross with that beard and hair.

    You know who was REALLY, VERY popular this year? Well Breaking Bad of course. So they can give it to Bryan Cranston. No seriously – they are totally capable of it.

    Or to Iron Man. He was popular this summer. Or, most likely – to Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Or even to Loki. People are obsessed with Tom Hiddleston right now. But what they really should do is to give it to Sexiest Man at the moment Michael Fassbender. Because he really is. Or to Benedict Cumberbatch. He was popular enough this year. But it really should be Fassbender.

    • ThunderGoddess says:

      I guess nobody wants to be nominated…. That is the only explanation because they chose this…. This… Who? I never heard of him before… Even the third Hemsworth would be better than this loser.. Good gracious :-/

    • lunchcoma says:

      I think Fassbender would be the right choice for sexiest man of 2013, but it’s very hard for me to imagine him being willing to play along with People. I think it would be too silly for him, and it would be incongruous with his decision not to campaign for an Oscar.

      • Erin says:

        They are not required to play along, do the photo shoot and all that stuff. They want them to, but I know when Johnny Depp won, he did not do that stuff. They gave it to him twice, and neither time did he give them an interview, or give them a photo shoot.

  48. Emil says:

    Great. Like his ego wasn’t bloated enough as it is.

  49. Tiffany :) says:

    I can’t even focus on his looks because whenever I see him his nasal, whiny music fills my head. I cant’ stand his music.

  50. PHD gossip says:

    I am at work so I cannot link to NSFW sites, but he had at least 2 nose jobs (Can someone link to his big bulbous nose and his acne photos?)

    From JFK Jr to this? Sheesh. There should be a revolution.

  51. Leila In Wunderland says:

    He’s not the sexiest man in Hollywood, but to me he is sexy. I also imagine that he’s good in, bed. Also, I don’t think all Victoria’s secret models are airheads or anything. He is one of the celebrities on my list of famous people I’d like to hook up with.

  52. nico says:

    My choice would be……..James McAvoy.

  53. Source says:

    I cannot separate the man from the outer package. I wish I could, but I can’t. If I’m attracted to a guy, whether it’s a celebrity or IRL, and I find out he’s either stupid and/or a total douche, it’s like all the hotness just leaves him.

    Not even for a night. Because he’d say one word and my tingly parts would shut down.

  54. Marianne says:

    Don’t they usually pick someone who has a big year and has kind of been everywhere?

    What exactly did he do this year besides the Voice? Anyone?

    • lunchcoma says:

      Well, his band released an album in 2012, and some of the singles came out in 2013. Nothing much besides that and The Voice.

      I’m wondering if they just didn’t have much to choose from this year. Brad Pitt’s had a good year, but he’s already had the title twice. Fassbender would be a good candidate, but I bet he wouldn’t have been interested, just as Ryan Gosling wasn’t interested in 2011. Hiddles, Cumberbatch, and Hemsworth aren’t really mainstream enough (they always seem to pick someone who’s so famous even my mother knows who he is). Elba might not be mainstream enough, either, and there might be a racial agenda at play as well. Timberlake has had a big year but is only dubiously sexy.

      You know…maybe they should have gone with Robert Downey Jr. He’s been having quite the career lately, and I think they can make a case for his sex appeal.

  55. ann says:

    Adam sexiest man alive, Jennifer Aniston Miss Hotness? I guess there’s something wrong with my eyes, because I don’t find either of them attractive and they seem stuck on themselves.

  56. Isabelle says:


  57. Stephanie says:

    He is attractive but I perceive a layer of smarm all over him. Like he could give you and STD just by looking at you for too long. No thanks. I’m in Camp Hamm.

  58. Nina W says:

    How do they pick this guy over Chris Hemsworth? I’m not into blondes or muscles but I just saw the Thor movie and almost swooned in the theater. Sorry Adam does not compete at all with that kind of raw sex appeal. SMA, LOL, not in my book, sorry.

  59. Samantha says:

    Wow, lots of haters on here. I like him. I think he’s good looking. I sort of like his band’s music, for the most part. He’s a rock star, he’s confident, he’s got tattoos, and that’s sexy to a lot of people. And isn’t it a bit harsh to say that the women he dates aren’t smart? Just because you’re a model you’re an idiot, huh? Yeah, I guess it’s IMPOSSIBLE for a woman to be pretty, supermodel pretty even, and have a perspective and be interesting.

  60. Asdfg says:

    Ewww! He’s not bad looking but “Sexiest man alive”? No….

  61. Lerama says:

    Hell , no! He might be the sexiest ratface alive, but he is not a sexy human being.

  62. islandwalker says:

    Hahahahaha…..No. Not if he was the last man on Earth.

  63. KirstyM says:

    Urgh, he is horrible.

    I laughed a few months back when an Australian poster linked to a picture of an Australian rodent/marsupial creature which looked EXACTLY like Adam Levine. All scrawny, eyes too together, mouth too small and rodenty. I wish I could remember what it was called.

  64. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:


  65. lakota says:

    I know nothing about the real Adam Levine, but I think his music is poor and I agree totally with the manscaped rodent comment. HOWEVER I must totally recommend that you watch the Maroon 5/Game of Thrones video on YouTube if you have even a passing familiarity with either. So funny! AND I would far rather the actor who plays him than the real thing

  66. MegG says:

    Yuck! Good god why couldn’t they have chosen anyone else? Even Leo?!

  67. jaye says:

    I thought he was SO cute when “Songs about Jane” came out. He has since transformed into a smarmy, ferret faced douchnozzle.

  68. Vera says:

    I used think he was kinda hot, then I read about him, and it sucked it all out for me.

  69. Sandy says:

    Omg, him and Robin Thicke on tour together? There will be a douche-splosion of epic proportions! Ladies, prepare your hazmat suits!

  70. Sandy says:

    P.s., maybe I’m being naive but can someone explain to me how People gets away with only naming white guys as their ‘sexiest’ picks? I’m not saying white guys aren’t sexy as a whole, but their choices over the years leave me puzzled. Like, Channing Tatum is sexier than, say, Idris? I refuse to believe this nonsense. There is a whole rainbow of sexiness to choose from, People!

    • Rose says:

      Sexiest man alive isn’t only about who’s hotter . It’s about who had a good year boxffice,buzz and social etc. Tatum last year was obvious choice. He was everywhere. Was the first actor to gross 3 movies over 100 mill in 6 months. Had some women and man fanny over magic mike. I wasn’t shock when he won. All past winner were in their high peaks of their career.

      Adam Levin could have one back in 05 but now. What did he do 2013 to qualified this position? The voice.,, Please

      Idris Elba could have gotten for pacific rim
      Justin timber lake had better year than this dude. Even Henry cavil or Brad Pitt again becuz Wwz and 12 year slave

      I don’t understand lol

  71. Yelly says:

    My choice? Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Hands down.

  72. erin says:

    Kaiser, this is why I love you. Blech, this man is a toad…

  73. Debbie says:

    I’m a gossip fiend, but I guess I must have missed (i.e., not cared enough to read the stories about) how Adam Levine is the douchiest douche what ever douched, a title currently held in my head by The Biebs. So when I look at him, I do think he’s cute. (Not as “SMA” as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, THANKS YELLY.) Also, it’s a well-known fact among my friends that I have no musical taste, so I do like his voice, though I don’t go out of my way to hear it.

    So I’m sincere when I ask: Wherefore comes all the Levine-hate? I mean, yes, crowing about his love of intellectual women whilst dating models (some of whom might be smart) might lead to a douche-conclusion. As might the public complaining about his girl staining his sheets, a story I saw on my way down here. The dump-by-text, if true, is a heavy mark in the “douche” category. But, conceivably, none of this is out of the realm of “fairly normal clueless guy of his age” stuff. It’s nothing like peeing in a janitor’s bucket for laughs, for example. Or being too high to speak at a M&G.

    In conclusion: Sexiest? Nah. Attractive? I can see it.

  74. Melissa says:

    When Maroon 5 first came out… I thought he was yummy. Now, not so much. I wonder if sexy Norman Reedus will be on the list?

  75. Kosmos says:

    I’ve never understood the female attraction to Adam Levine, never…..He is over-rated, ladies…..REALLY. I don’t see his marriage lasting either. I’ve seen him in interviews and such. He’s very much into himself. The person he’s dating at the time probably just becomes another extension of himself. I experience Adam as superficial, and even at that, I just don’t find him that good looking overall. If he were not a celebrity rock star, I doubt so many women would be interested just on his looks alone.

  76. theNood says:

    My older sister loves this guy and when I blercked at him she said “what is he too perfect for you?” One of the funniest comments ever.

  77. j says:

    ugh. boycott. that move is just too wrong.

  78. sabine says:

    I think Adam is good looking……oh well

  79. nativebutterfly says:

    Good lord what happened to sma they had some damn
    Good ones back in the day now it just sux

  80. lily says:

    WHy , how many millions he did payed for that ??…WHat next ?Toronto maire smoking crack is next year winner He had bad energy and complete duchbag

  81. lily says:

    WHere zero chance Adam is sexy and even with money …Every normal woman feel discousted and need a shower , just after this news…How about THOR guy ?, in new movie of race car driver he was much much more good looking …that Adam creepy looking, like sex perv.who just date a model and treat them like piece of meat….Just garbish buchbad …NOBODY THINK HE IS sexy

  82. Kimberly says:

    I think Adam has a nice voice and I LOVE some of the songs by Maroon 5, but do I find Adam sexy?? IMO, ABSOLUTELY NO!!! Btw, do ppl. still waste their money to buy People Mag? Or worse yet, even take them seriously? Isn’t this the same mag that labeled Paltrow as the world’s most beautiful woman? LMAFO!!!!!!!