Adam Levine officially named People’s ‘Sexiest Man’: ‘I was just amazed’


People Magazine has released their Sexiest Man Alive cover and not shockingly, it IS Adam Levine. Which just proves that Gossip Cop has some really good sources at People. Here’s my question: is Adam Levine a better or worse choice than “controversial” SMA Bradley Cooper? To me, Cooper is rather harmless – he’s talented, he looks like an emu, he’s vanilla. He was a “do no harm” choice, not sexy in the least but not aggressively gross. To me, Adam is aggressively UNsexy. One look at Adam’s squinty eyes and my reaction is just… revulsion. Anyway, let’s hear Adam talk about how sexy he is and how he’s found true love with Behati:

He may be battling to be the winning coach on NBC’s hit series The Voice but Adam Levine has this year’s Sexiest Man Alive crown in the bag.

“As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table,” the singer tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren’t, so that’s cool.”

The L.A.-raised Levine also reveals that he cries at movies (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial always gets him), loves to be naked and is looking forward to settling down with his fiancée, Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. “I didn’t think marriage was for me for a long time,” the 34-year-old says. “I was ready when I was ready. That’s about as simple as it could possibly be.”

As for that incredible body, Levine credits yoga and spinning for keeping his stamina up, especially as his success continues to skyrocket. “This is just a really interesting time where everything seems to be heading in a certain direction,” he adds. “And I’m not taking any of it for granted.”

[From People]

Dear Behati: better you than me. I’m assuming that’s the way Anne V feels about it too. I do enjoy the faux humility though, with Adam pretending that this wasn’t a protracted negotiation between his publicist and People Mag about what Adam will and will not give up, interview-wise, if he was named SMA.

Other men on this year’s SMA list: Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Idris Elba, Jimmy Fallon, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Chris Pine, Pharell Williams, Ronan Farrow, Justin Theroux, and David Beckham. Yes, Justin Theroux made the list AGAIN. Because you can never have too many skinny, tattooed hipsters with dark hair. I guess I never realized before how much Justin and Adam are really similar. WTF? You can see the People Magazine SMA gallery here.


Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of People.

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  1. bns says:


    His face/voice/band make me want to drown my eyes and ears in bleach.

  2. carol says:

    he was not amazed. He’s totally into himself.

  3. Kiddo says:

    We’re all amazed, but not in the way he thinks.

  4. feebee says:

    Amazed is how others feel too but not the good amazed.

  5. AlexandraJane says:

    Yes, amazed. Like the rest of us

  6. Faye says:

    Me too, Adam. Me too.

    The “sexiest” man alive? To quote “The Princess Bride:” People Magazine, I do not think that word means what you think it means.

    • Erinn says:

      None of these ‘sexiest’ or ‘most beautiful’ awards seem to make a lot of sense. It HAS to be all PR. I used to think he was attractive. I still KIND of like him in small doses. But as soon as he says something douchey I remember why I only like him in small doses.

      • Faye says:

        ITA. It’s all been nothing but a PR stunt for many years. They should just rename it to “People’s Most Well-Represented Stars” at this point.

        I remember when Maroon 5 first debuted, I thought Adam Levine was really cute (albeit not the sexiest man alive). But you’re right – as soon as he start talking, it just kills it.

  7. Melissa says:

    It’s amazing how we got tired of Adam over the years and most people now think he’s a sleazy douche because back then when Maroon Five came out, he was just this amazing cool independent lead singer of a band who did produce wonderful songs.

    People Magazine has become a joke, way too celebrity-friendly for me. Congrats anyway.

  8. blue marie says:

    Whoever got him on that cover deserves a bonus.

    When I was younger I refused to eat Reese’s Pieces because it was E.T.’s favorite candy and E.T. scared the crap out of me. I dunno why, but I always imagined if I was caught eating any E.T. would come steal them from me. (I think I was like 5 or 6) I didn’t watch the movie again until I was well in my 20′s.

  9. Anname says:

    Sexiest Man Alive used to mean something more than it does today. Now it is just given to the man whose publicist wants it the most, and who is willing to do the big personal interview. It doesn’t have the cache it used to, that’s for sure. People Magazine definitely strays into tabloid territory at times.

  10. V4Real says:

    I said I sort of like Adam but this honor, just no. He should be amazed because he’s not worth it. People Mag isn’t what it used to be so we shouldn’t be surprised.
    I guess the women behind the mag didn’t know that most women can’t stand Levine, they need to read other articles and site’s besides their own. So many other men deserves this title.

  11. Sarah says:

    Why is it called Sexiest Man Alive when the former sexiest man alive is still alive?

    its so funny hearing the guys (Channing Tatum also acted as if it wasnt a deal) like it came around the corner and wasnt a simple: “you give us private access and we will bullsh*t people into thinking you are sexy”deal

  12. Nanz says:

    The only amazing thing about this is that he (or his publicist, rather) has convinced people, People, and his gf that he is attractive/sexy and/or talented. He’s vile. But he is amazing at PR. Golf claps for Adam.

  13. Annie says:

    Hahahaha gross. And I love the backlash. Literally no one agrees.

  14. GeeMoney says:

    EEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWW, for the third time.

    It should have been Chris Hemsworth.

  15. Mia4S says:

    Really? I would have put ANY of the other guys on that list ahead of this choice (eh OK he might tie Timberlake and Theroux). But it’s a People magazine so, whatever.

  16. Sabrina says:

    Having Levine on the cover makes me wonder how many guys turned them down for this title before they had to settle for Levine.

    I’m actually amazed that Justin Timberlake did not get the title as he seems to be a more obvious choice considering his successful CD this year and he’s also full of himself to want to do the interview & photoshoot. I guess his publicist did not want him to do it because he definitely seems like he would be willing to do the publicity for it.

  17. AG says:

    Sexiest guy alive? I beg to differ. My husband is a billion times hotter than this douche. :)

  18. Emma13 says:

    I think he’s hott, but I’ve liked him since I was 14 (23 now). Having said that, I don’t think he’s hott to enough people to name him Sexiest Man Alive.

  19. jessiebes says:

    Not supporting this choice either. He is not even in my top 20.

  20. eliza says:

    He has a rat face and his personality and ego are awful.

  21. lisa2 says:

    Adam is cute.. but NO TO THE TITLE

    anther wrong selection in a long list of wrong selections.

  22. LAK says:

    of course you are Adam, of course you are. LOL

    As courtney Love said, anyone who ‘wins’ or coughreceivescough this title has the most hardworking publicist that year.

    Congrats to the publicist and a case of the best vintage champagne on it’s way..

    …..but you know who is probably gutted at not winning this? Justin Timberlake. He thinks he should ‘win’ every list he is on.

  23. Garrett says:

    What a sham. That’s all I got to say.

  24. umyeah says:

    I wonder if he realizes everyone is so anti him. Our do you think he thinks everyone adores him? Every blog or news report about this cover has no one that agrees with the choice in the comments section. So much backlash. Does it do any good for him? Any pr is good pr?

  25. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Seriously, this squinty eyed std looking steeze fest beat Idris fricking Elba? Whatever People, lame bland white dude again. I really didn’t think it could get much worse than Ryan Gerbil face. Reminds me of the (late lamented) Don’t Trust the B*&tch episode where Chloe takes over People mag and brainwashes them into picking James Van Der Beek – it was so hilariously done, I cannot imagine the reality is any better. Is there any woman in America who truly fancies Justin Theroux? This list (aside from Idris) is a total sexy wet blanket.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      God, I agree. I thought Justin Theroux was extremely hot (from Charlie’s Angels) until I saw that orange, metrosexual makeover he had a year and a half ago AND when I heard him speak. His voice is so annoying.

      They should’ve given it to Ronan Farrow–he’s a little too pretty for my tastes, but he’s smart–that’s a lot sexier than Levine’s “I use the pull out method” line.

      Or given it to Cliff Curtis ;)

  26. Emil says:

    Oh, I’m glad Ronan Farrow is on the list. Forget Adam.

  27. Carebearvancouver says:

    No Ryan G but they pick this schmuck. Gross!

  28. Tammy White says:

    He’s not gross like many are posting but sexiest? No. He has spent the past two years revamping his image & it’s working. I don’t understand the hate, to be honest. He says retarded crap but that’s it. I don’t think he’s a douche as much as I think he has no filter & says stupid things. Is he abusive like Terrence Howard? Does he fly into rages & attack photographers like Alec Baldwin? No. No one knows how he is privately here.

  29. Mel says:

    “Cool, confident, seductive” barf and yes he’s totally gross.

  30. I Want To Live In New York says:

    Is the expression “jumping the shark” relevant to this post?

  31. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    “I’m just amazed … that my PR team pulled this off. Christmas bonuses for everyone!”

    Sadly, as much as i would like this choice to expose what a joke the SMA title is, too many people are into Adam Levine because of what they see on The Voice. A visit to my cousin’s fb page (she is the textbook definition of “minivan majority”) shows me that he is the “bad guy” but with a heart of gold so you can still totally take him home to mom. And there you have it.

  32. Decloo says:

    “Most Obvious Nose Job Alive”

  33. Vera says:

    I used to think he was cute, but the way he treats his girlfriends took the bloom off the rose for me. If Tom Hiddleston were the SMA, I’d be stalking the newsstands now.

  34. Kim1 says:

    On the Voice last night I heard Boos when Carson announced this SMA title.

  35. Grace Lis says:

    I don’t care for Adam. But I am OFFENDED that Justin Timberlake is in this list. Even my farting bulldog is way sexier than him.

  36. jfer says:

    Gross. Timberlake’s probably finding himself a new PR team now for not buying him this “honor”. This title must be an absolute joke to legitimate celebs now

  37. KirstyM says:

    I doubt this smug fart is the sexiest man in his street, let alone the world.

    An Australian on here made me laugh when she said he looks like a marsupial called a bilby, google it, the likeness is uncanny.

  38. Rux says:

    My husband and I watch The Voice religiously and when they made the announcement for Adam’s SMA, my husband spit up his wine, his red wine, on our new rug! He thought it was a joke. Then finally looked at me and said “Hunee, your gender has weird/douchey taste”.

    I agreed, wanted to laugh but was more pissed about the waste of red wine.

  39. Leslie says:

    He’s amazed?!?!?! The entire universe is amazed.

  40. Lux says:

    Whenever I look at him I feel like I need a shower. He’s just so smarmy/creepy.

  41. luna says:

    Calm down everyone. People made a mistake with their cover line. They meant “Douchiest Man Alive” instead. A new segment running from this year.

  42. NeNe says:

    WTF… I’d like to know exactly how the “Sexiest Man” is chosen. There are other men much more worthy of this than him.

  43. NeNe says:

    I think Scott Eastwood would have been a great choice!!