Adam Levine & Behati step out in NYC as he’s ‘confirmed’ as the Sexiest Man Alive


Here are some photos of our new Sexiest Man Alive, Adam Levine, with his fiancée Behati Prinsloo in NYC on Friday. I think Gossip Cop’s sources were dead on again this year, just like they were last year with Channing Tatum – Adam Levine is definitely the “Sexiest Man Alive” and he’s doing some advance photo-ops with his model girlfriend. Apparently, they’re still apartment-hunting, but this looks like a Kardashian-esque pap stroll to me.

Incidentally, The Hollywood Reporter’s sources are confirming the SMA title. Adam still isn’t saying anything – he appeared on the Today Show on Friday and when asked directly about it, he squirmed and said, “It would be an interesting idea … I know nothing.”

I’m still sort of floored that this could happen, especially after the Bradley Cooper debacle two years ago. I realize that People Mag works closely with publicists and that their aim is to pick the most vanilla, non-controversial guy they can get, but Adam is just… ridiculous. And he IS controversial, what with his insistence on “pulling out” as a method of birth control, his insistence that all of his cleanses and yoga is good for “f—king” and his years of modelizing. He isn’t some vanilla, boring guy – he’s actively horrible. But I guess older women think they know him now because of The Voice? They think he’s “nice” on The Voice. But if they gave him the title because of the popularity of The Voice, why not go for the real “breakout” star, Blake Shelton?



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  1. ag-UK says:

    Gross.. I am glad I don’t buy People anymore.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Same here. There’s nothing about that man that I find sexy, not in the slightest. Blech.

    • Cody says:

      You just reminded me of why I stopped buying People magazine and why I don’t look at their website. I would love to sit on a editors meeting when they pick the sexiest man edition. Probably quite amusing.

    • Babalon says:

      Fortunately, I’ve never purchased an issue of “Kneepads.” I’ve browsed it in waiting rooms a time or two but I have such a deep and abiding loathing of it because of the ‘Sexiest’ and ‘Most Beautiful’ issues.

      These titles are purchased by the star on the cover, aren’t they?

      Anyway, the entire IDEA of a fluffy magazine proclaiming someone as either of these things is so gross. There are how many billions of people in the world? Kneepads is aware of all of them, has evaluated every human’s beauty/sexiness and has spoken? Okay.

      I’ve seen sexier and more beautiful people (than those depicted over the years) at the grocery store, but whatever.

  2. PHD Gossip says:

    Sheesh – look at that way too feminine nose job.

  3. Mouse says:

    He really doesn’t do it for me.

  4. MsDaisy says:

    Blake Shelton isn’t much better than Adam.

  5. Bishg says:

    They are both ugly. behati looks average at best

  6. Minx says:

    This is the best they’ve got? Douchey McDouchepants? Riiiight. *goes back to giggling at Alex Skarsgård caps from Eastbound and Down* There’s my SMA!

  7. Pri says:

    He is weird. She seems weird. They just might be made for each other you know… or i don’t know, let’s see.

  8. Tig says:

    Yes, re-defining “sexy”, are you People? Try, try again!

  9. eliza says:

    Awesome. The ProActive huckster now has his validation that being a douche does pay off with winning the most irrelevant title in the celebrity industry.

    He kinda has a funky rhinoplasty situation going on. Slightly Jacksonesque.

  10. MrsBPitt says:

    I don’t buy People anymore…its just a celebrity ass-kisser! I wonder how much Adam’s publicist had to pay for the sma cover…I hope it was a boatload!

  11. Green Girl says:

    The SMA title used to be kind of interesting, IMO, when it first started. Take a look at the list (here:, and while the choices are obvious, you have to remember at that point in time George Clooney, JFK Jr., Denzel Washington, even Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson (again, at the time they were nominated) all fit the bill.

  12. smee says:

    They got it wrong – he’d be perfect for their “Mildly Attractive Man-Child” issue, not the SMA issue.

  13. vvvoid says:

    From the moment I ever laid eyes on him in the This Love video, I have hated him. He reeks of desperation, insincerity, and gives me the impression he womanizes not so much for the love of the female body but for his own ego. I HATE ADAM LEVINE.

  14. Katia says:

    I was kind of hoping it would be Henry Cavill…I love him!

  15. MissMoody says:

    I used to think he was good looking but then he opened his mouth. Next to his gf, he looks like a tiny little man. Not the best photo-op ahead of the alleged Sexiest Man Alive title. I’m still hoping it’s not true

  16. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    Idris Elba is the Sexiest Man Alive! For reals!

  17. MademoiselleRose says:

    I’d better go look up my dictionary because I must have misunderstood what that word, sexy, means or maybe I need to get a new script for my glasses…he looks dirty to me. Winning that award is just asking to be shit on.

  18. tru says:

    Just no. Sexiest Man Alive??? I’m guessing this all ties in with his new “actor” profile and his attempts to get more movie work. I also wonder if the engagement is a part of marketing him in a new more “People” friendly way.

  19. loveisthecoal says:

    I was already feeling nauseated this morning…the thought of this makes me want to actually barf.

  20. DreamyK says:

    I love me some Eddie Redmayne. Now that man is sexy. I just can’t with Adam. Ever.

  21. QQ says:

    Eewww this guy is such a fucking ENTIRE ToolBelt with all the accessories thrown in: Dumb on purpose, a Modelizer, gross…etc

  22. PHD gossip says:

    Look at the bright side everyone – at least we don’t get Justin Theroux as SMA!

    • SummersReign says:

      Good one PHD!! I dont find Adam all that repulsive though he can be a douche sometimes but I have somewhat softened towards him since The Voice……and no, Im not an ‘older woman” just about to hit 30. He seems to be a good coach and a great judge and always has some good words for the contestants. Heck, I love all the judges on that show!

      Ok, Ill just slither away now.

  23. janie says:

    I love his voice!! I think it’s a great pick!

  24. Denise says:

    Bragging about not using condoms is like saying “I have an STD cocktail down here! Come and get it!!’ What a dangerously ignorant and narcissistic piece of poop. So NOT sexy, People!!!!

  25. Bridget says:

    Okay, so how many people did they have to go down the list before they landed on Adam? Because he CANNOT have been anyone’s first choice. Other people had to have declined first.

    • Green Girl says:

      That’s what I was thinking, too. I can think of quite a few other actors who would be good choices – Idris, Jon Hamm, even Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (yes, again). But perhaps they all turned it down?

    • Hakura says:

      That was my first thought too. As someone above mentioned, the SMA cover was once pretty prestigious (& a great move for someone’s career), but since then it’s gone so downhill that it’s become a total joke. Something that most celebrity guys would be *embarrassed* to be associated with. So I’m sure People contacted many a publicist only to be turned away or not get any sort of response. SOL.

      While I’ll agree that he does have *some* talent, I still don’t believe for 2 seconds that Levine was their first (second or third) choice… & honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he were so *far down* the initial list, that his name could call Eddie Cibrian’s “neighbor”.

  26. Anna says:

    Her legs…that thinness is NOT healthy.

  27. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    Rock lite meets an overrated vs model; Oh for the days of Robert Plant and real rock groupies; Eddie Vedder anyone? But Eddie has too much class for this bottom feeding magazine. Remember when People’s sexiest whatnot actually had sexy people in the days of the supermodels, etc.
    I would add to your great comment qq that he embodies smarminess.
    No disrespect but that first photo of behati looks like Heath Ledger in drag.
    Maybe they are made for each other.

  28. Meggin says:

    They are both average looking or just gross! Looks like they haven’t showered

  29. lavinia says:

    He looks like a weasel to me. With his whiny singing voice, double thumbs down. But since Gwyneth was celebrated as ‘Most Beautiful’ I’ve lost all interest in these PR bought lists.

  30. MsAubra says:


  31. Whitney says:

    Adam Levine? Really? Did every single attractive man in Hollywood die suddenly and they had to choose him by default? Seriously, what a baffling choice.

  32. Syko says:

    Obviously People has run out of sexy men.

  33. Chrissy says:

    I bet this will be the poorest selling WSM issue ever!!!

  34. Janet says:

    Why him? He isn’t attractive to me at least, and he isn’t charming at all. I thought it would have gone to RDJ since he he already has two movies sell a billion. At least RDJ is charming man.

  35. ugh says:

    I can’t stop looking at their legs.. he has some kind of early version of man legs?? Is that it?? idk… and her twig sticks look like they’d snap in half with a strong breeze

  36. Dommy Dearest says:

    Didn’t he get engaged to her right after his comments on marriage came out in a negative light? She is not cute. Adam, if it wasn’t for the tattoos, I would not find attractive. I have a weakness for them, I’ll admit it.

    Why isn’t Chris Hemsworth the sexiest man alive? Sorry but uh Chris >>>>>> Adam.
    And Thor doesn’t even have tattoos. Just going on obvious facts.

  37. Green Eggs and Ham says:

    slim pickings …………

  38. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    You know who I would’ve picked for Sexiest Man Alive (beyond my future husband Liam Neeson, of course)—Cliff Curtis. My God. I just watched Training Day for the first time—and let’s just say all weekend I’ve been camped out on youtube watching his scenes.

    And Levine ain’t sexy at all. Not at all.

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      Oooh Cliff Curtis! He’s from New Zealand (where I’m from :) ). He’s a good actor and handsome and I never would have thought that anyone would ever bring him up here! Just don’t ever see him in the movie: Once Were Warriors, you may never look at him the same again (it’s also a very hard watch).

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I’ll check it out!

        And girl–I know he’s from New Zealand–I spent the whole weekend googling him (very productive, right?)!

        I also know where I recognized him from–The Piano! He was one of the Maori workers for Alistair–he tapped the piano key that Flora got from Ada to give to her lover–he said “It has no sound.”

        Are you Maori too? Do you still live in New Zealand? Just from The Piano it looks really rainy and cold all the time (not unlike where I live).

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        Hi, no I’m not of Maori descent, but yes I do still live in NZ :) . And no NZ isn’t rainy and cold ALL the time hehe (but in Winter it can be yes!). I think they portrayed NZ that way in TP for mood/effect as it related to the characters (such a depressing film).

        BTW – love your comments, you always come across as very thoughtful and intelligent :) .

  39. Decloo says:

    “Most Obvious Nose Job Alive”

  40. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Yuck. Sexiest Man – Never.

  41. St says:

    I don’t understand – did all other hot actors refuse to participate and Adam was the only one who agreed to accept their title? Well I can totally see how Fassbender and Hemsworth could just refuse to accept SMA title. Fassbender has had enough of talks about his body. And Hemsworth did’t even wanted to promote Thor and thinks that he is super serious actor now. He could totally refuse.

    But still – Levine? Over Hiddleston, Cumberbatch, Hemsworth brothers, Fassbender, Gosling, Cavill, Hamm, Scarsgard, even Pattinson and Timberlake? Are they crazy? They just murdered their SMA relevance. People don’t respect that “awards” for many years now. But at least it was fun to talk about it. And last year everyone agreed about Channing. People would even accept if they would give it to Timberlake. But not to that stupid Adam Levine.

  42. Ally8 says:

    The full title is “Sexiest Man Alive Willing to Pose for our Cover Right Now”

    Same goes for “Most Beautiful Woman with a Project to Promote with a Photoshoot Right Now”

  43. Dontbuyit says:

    Sexiest man alive? Are People readers, all 10 of them being Punked? Is douchey the new sexy? Adam is not sexy. Fame and money I guess, make him more appealing. I think he’s pretty gross to be honest.

  44. MegG says:

    How can People choose this guy? When everyone agrees it’s a mistake!