Henry Cavill tops Glamour UK’s ‘Sexiest’ list: did Cumby & Hiddles make the cut?


Have we forgiven Henry Cavill for the Kaley Cuoco mess yet? I think I’ve forgiven him. I’m still not sure exactly what went down, but in the months following their breakup, I’ve gotten to the point where Kaley completely gets on my nerves, and I can’t blame a man for not wanting to be with her. It’s hard to believe the whirlwind of emotion Henry generated this year – at first I was simply giving him a chance to live up to the hype, then I fell for him, then I quickly fell out of love with him (the Kaley mess), then I was just sort of annoyed by him and now… I guess I just want him to get back on track. He is talented. And hot.

But here’s the real question: does Henry Cavill deserve to be named the “sexiest man of 2013”? That’s what just happened. Glamour UK voted for the sexiest (mostly British) men, and Cavill came out on top. Never fear, ladies. Tommy Hiddleston made the top five. As did Benedict Cumberbatch! Which means that Glamour UK voters are my kind of ladies. Unfortunately, I kind of think that any “Sexiest Man” list is made invalid by the presence of Justin Bieber, which totally happened. Here’s the list:

1. Henry Cavill
2. Robert Pattinson
3. Liam Hemsworth
4. Tom Hiddleston
5. Benedict Cumberbatch
6. Harry Styles
7. Chris Hemsworth
8. Idris Elba
9. Jamie Campbell Bower
10. Justin Bieber
11. Charlie Hunnam
12. Ian Somerhalder
13. Matt Bomer
14. Johnny Depp
15. Olly Murs
16. Michael Fassbender
17. Channing Tatum
18. Rafael Nadal
19. Matt Smith
20. Robert Downey Jr.

IN WHAT WORLD? In what world is Justin Bieber a “sexier” man (OMG!!!!!!!!) than Matt Bomer or Robert Downey Jr. OR MICHAEL FASSBENDER?!?!?! I’m actually perfectly fine with the top eight men. Those rankings are acceptable. But everything past #8 is pure idiocy. Incidentally, I had to look up “Jamie Campbell Bower” – RLY?! I guess the people voting for Justin Bieber voted for Jamie and Ian Somerhalder.




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  1. Maria says:

    I’m what world are Benedict and Hiddles above RDJ, Bomer, Elba, Fassy, or Hunnam?

    Lord the UK….

  2. blue marie says:

    How is Liam more attractive than Chris? The list is all kinds of wrong, booo!

  3. Dani2 says:

    F@!k yes my baby Henry better be number one! Even though he has the charisma of a bowl of porridge. I rewatched The Tudors recently so that might be why I’m back to stan-for-Henry mode.

    And LOL at Robert Pattinson being #2 even though he peaked looks-wise at around 2008/2009, and WHY is the lesser Hemsworth #3 and not Chris? Ugh.

  4. allons-y alonso says:

    Justin Bieber is on the list. The List is therefore invalid.

  5. T.fanty says:

    I don’t know. I don’t want to live in a universe where budget Hemsworth is ranked higher than Sex-gloves Cumby.

  6. Sabrina says:

    At least their number 1 pick is far better than People Magazine.

  7. tila says:

    Harry’s hair is looking more and more ridiculous as the days go by.

  8. Andrea says:

    I still do not think he was the one who dumped Kaley. I think the blind item was dead on and he truly liked her, wanted to date her and thought it would help his career in the process bc that’s what his PR told him to do.

    I still love him and I still think he’s hot. But I think his New Year’s Resolution should be fm to get better taste in women. Bc he’s honestly one step away from Clooney in terms of liking women who come off like dumb, space cadets without class.

  9. Amelia says:

    Dafuq is Budget doing hanging out above his brother?!!
    And Bieber is ten places above RDJ?
    Just no.

  10. D says:

    In what world is Justin Bieber sexy at all !? I just don’t understand how anyone could find the Joffrey of pop attractive in any way….I feel old now :/

  11. SamiHami says:

    Justin Bieber rated higher than RDJ? Justin Bieber made the list at all?

    This must be some sort of joke. No one could possibly think that little twerp belongs on a “sexiest man” list. Whatever credibility that magazine might have had is completely gone.

  12. Simmie says:

    Liam Hemsworth is number 3??? How? And why are there so many children on the list? Jamie Campbell Bower, Bieber, and Harry Styles are all children right? Apparently I have a lot of questions, which is funny, because overall it’s a decent list. At least the inclusion of Rafa Nadal gives me hope for people.

    • Andrea says:

      Honestly I think it’s bc Glamour has a fairly young readership. I don’t particularly think the magazine is written for teens but a lot of really young women who are pretending to be grown ups read it. Hence, babies over men of actual substance.

    • CeCe says:

      Yes, they should have separated the men from the boys…

    • jen says:

      Yes! Rafael Nadal is one sexy man….now we just need to remove the likes of boys such as bieber and styles…just typing their names makes me shudder!

    • mia girl says:

      While I can get behind (and on top, on side, etc. etc.) some of the men in the Top 20, there is no doubt that mostly teens/young girls were the ones pushing the entire rank order enterprise.

      The total list includes the top 100 and men like Daniel Craig, Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm and George Clooney are stacked at the bottom of the top 100… to give perspective Kellan Lutz ranks higher. Not even Kella Lutz thinks Kellan Lutz is sexier than these men.

      FFS Justin Timberlake and the JoBros are considered sexier than Christian Bale and Garrett Hedlund !!

      Taylor Lautner is ranked almost 20 spots ahead of Tom Hardy… Need I say more?

      And the WORSE OFFENSE OF ALL???? The Scottish Thunder that lights up my forever dong sky, James McAvoy is not even in the top 100 list!

      For shame Glamour U.K, for shame.

  13. Lark says:

    JMO, but flop list based on voting by obsessive stans. Henry is beautiful and deserves to be on there, and Hiddles gets by on his charm….the rest should be at the bottom though, and Idris Elba, Fassbender, RDJ, and Chris Hemsworth moved up to be in the top five. I think Henry is going to be huge after The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and B vs. S.

  14. Ice Maiden says:

    Henry Cavill is extremely handsome and has a near-perfect body. But he is NOT sexy. There’s something missing.

  15. alex says:

    what the…..RPatz and Liam Hemsworth sexier than Cumby and Hiddles!!?? And Liam over his brother Chris??? COME ON!!
    Any list that puts Michael Fassbender as #16 on the list…invalidates it for me.

  16. Tx says:

    Am I the only one calling BS that Idris is #8?! No way he’s not top 3 to me!

  17. Jessica says:

    How in the hell are Robert Pattinson and Liam (I’m going to steal someone’s term and call him Budget) Hemsworth higher on the list than Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston? And how in the hell is Budget Hemsworth higher on the list than Chris Hemsworth??

    It’s interesting to see Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor) on the list. But! I don’t even like Matt Smith all that much but still think he is hotter/sexier than Beiber and a bunch of those people.

    This list is pretty f-cked up.

  18. Neffie says:

    Idris is HAWT but it feels like he is the only British non-white actor that gets tossed in these UK lists as a token?

  19. bns says:

    Henry Cavill is so goddamn boring. Tom Hardy is my #1.

  20. ashley says:

    How’s fassy at number 16? Justin at number 10? i’m confuse,this list is some bullsh!t!! Where on earth is pattison hotter than downey jr?

  21. kaisei says:

    In which universe Matt Smith is even considered for this list and in which universe Charlie Hunnam and Ian Somerhalder are less sexy than Hiddleston.

  22. Vee says:

    Henry is gorgeous and talented. He deserves number 1. I’m glad he has kept a low profile for the past several months.
    The ret of the list is random though. Weird.

  23. Sarah says:

    But where’s Prince Harry? If he isn’t one of the sexiest men in the UK then I don’t know sexy. Or is it verboten to put royals on a list like this? Otherwise, I don’t want to live in a world where either Hemsworth is sexier than Idris Elba. Justin can be on the prettiest toddler list.

  24. Han says:

    Henry Cavill is extremely beautiful. But sexy??? No way. This is one weird list. Justin Bieber and Olly Murs? Cosmopolitans list was better at least it didn’t seem like it was compiled by a bunch of 12 year olds.

  25. Ferdinand says:

    Well, you can complain all you want about Henry being named sexiest man, or calling the UK crazy with its selection of men in this issue, but need I to remind you that Adam Levine was called sexiest man alive in America? At least Henry is gorgeous and absolutely more good looking than the American choice.

  26. Kate says:

    Next year Theo James will be on the list. Remember him from Downtown Abbey. i His lips, skin tone. He’s “4″ in the movie Divergent coming out in March 2014. He has a personality, not only is he handsome but sexy, can dance, plays an instrument and sings. Henry Cavill was my imaginary man but now we just hang out and eat pizza

  27. Elodie says:

    Eeeeee MAH BOO is #1!!!!!!! Gosh for once they got it all right, the rest IDGAF!!!!!

  28. AG says:

    Top 6 – good god. Lukewarm plain oatmeal and/or children. I don’t understand how Ideis isn’t #1.

  29. Audrey says:

    No mcavoy?

    This list is officially awful

  30. nj says:

    he would’ve been at least in the top 5 of people’s magazine’s list if he hadn’t played the pr stunt with fameho cuoco.

  31. GeeMoney says:

    Cavill is about as sexy as a doorstop. He comes off as so blah in the personality department. But he is handsome, I will give him that.

    Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba deserve to be higher on that list (Liam Hemsworth is cute and all, but Chris is WAY sexier).

    I am glad to see my boy Cumberbatch on there, though. Love him!

  32. Janeite says:

    Wow, that list is all over the place. Some I agree with and some are just baffling. The US edition of Glamour doesn’t do a list like this. They instead do a Women of the Year in their December issue. I also suspect that their readership skews a little bit older than the UK edition so that may have something to do with it.

  33. aquarius64 says:

    I thought this was the Sexiest MAN list. Bieber & Styles got to go.

    I just can’t with Hiddleston. He plays a sociopath with daddy issues. I can’t understand the attraction to Loki; as ratchet as he is he’s got to be lousy in bed.

  34. moon says:

    The fact that the majority of so called sexy men on this list are skinny metrosexuals worries me.

  35. lunchcoma says:

    I don’t know what Glamour UK’s readership is right, but I graduated to the US version in high school and started getting bored of the magazine partway through college. That could explain the presence of all the teen stars, though at this point, I question anyone past puberty who finds Bieber attractive.

    Even with that, there are still some choices that make me raise my eyebrows…but, hey, it’s probably a good thing that not everyone has the same taste.

  36. Reece says:

    *slow clap for the publicists*
    People this is the same magazine that named Sparkles’s ex as “most fashionable”, twice! Sooooo take that as you will.

  37. spiderjoe23@gmail.com says:

    Henry Cavill always looks plastic to me, good looking in an old fashioned way but plastic.

    Robert Pattinson always looks as if he needs a bath.

  38. Alexandra says:

    OMG that last sentence before the Top totally killed my lady boner

  39. Tig says:

    I am hoping Henry can recapture some of the Tudors mojo with Man from U, bec the Superman press tour did him no favors. He is gorgeous. Have no probs with the folks on the list save JBieber- fail to see how anyone over the age of 13 can find one redeeming feature!

  40. BRelish says:

    Taylor Swift left a shirt behind and Harry Styles decided to wear it

  41. ThunderGoddess says:

    Any sexy list with Bieber in it is a joke… Although People elected Devine as sexiest man alive, who the he*k does these lists? Lady gaga?

  42. mariale says:

    yes, Henry deserves it! ♥

  43. Norman says:

    Maxim had its Miley Cyrus mistake and Justin Bieber seems to be this mags mistake.

  44. Kristen says:

    Sorry, but the wrong Harry is on that list. Should’ve been Prince Hot Ginge.

  45. Mika302 says:

    I’m So confused….I’m sorry but I don’t find Cumberbatch or Hiddleston sexy at all!!! Bieber still looks like a little kid playing a grown up!! Who makes these lists and what is wrong with their eyes??!!??!!

  46. Anna says:

    Well Henry deserved it.I honedtly don’t think there’s s man more handsome or sexier than Henry.Like he nails the “classicsl beauty” department but he also has the whole sexy thing going on.

    As for the personality issues?I don’t know him so i can’t speak(and pretty sure you csn’t judge him either).But i sure as hell don’t think he is boring.The guy loves to party.Plus,watch The Tudors bloopers.He was hillarious.

    Also…bieber?Styles?NO… JUst NO.It is just painful to watch Style’s nsme right above Chris Hemsworth.And Michael Fassbender not in the top 3?WTF?

  47. Mary-Rose says:

    I’ve just been reading the full list on a link I’ve found somewhere else and whilst giving my mental opinions on if they were right or not I read TommyAnne’s bit. Mistake me if I’m wrong but didn’t he say he was single in a few interviews recently? Or do you think he’s lying?

  48. Tânia Maria says:

    I’d love to see Luke Evans in this list even knowing he’s a gay man. He’s an amazing actor and very handsome….