Is Channing Tatum People Mag’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2012? Good choice?

Over the course of this year, my mother has seen 21 Jump Street, Haywire and Magic Mike, and she’s now a die-hard Channing Tatum fan. My mom’s a weird kind of fan-girl though – she refers to Channing as her “son” and “that sweet boy”. I imagine that he’d probably like that. He’s a good ol’ boy, he’s a professional, he works hard and he’s much savvier than his meathead persona would have you believe. He’s also having his best, most creative, most “Hollywood Establishment” year ever – so it makes sense that he would be considered a shoo-in for People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive, right? Well, that’s what Gossip Cop says:

Channing Tatum will be announced as “Sexiest Man Alive” by People next week, Gossip Cop has learned exclusively.

The Magic Mike star is expected to be unveiled as the magazine’s choice on November 14. People picked Bradley Cooper last year, with Ryan Reynolds receiving the honor in 2010.

When reached, a rep for People magazine told Gossip Cop, “We never comment on who the Sexiest Man Alive is until the issue is revealed.”

Gossip Cop also reached out to a rep for Tatum for comment.

[From Gossip Cop]

When put into the context of the past two SMA winners – Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper – I like the choice of Channing even more. He’s actually proven himself as a box office draw and genuine “movie star” (FOR REAL) more than Reynolds and Cooper combined. And believe or not, I actually do think Channing is sexy, and I doubt I’m alone. Bradley Cooper has the sex appeal of oatmeal and Ryan is just… too gerbil-y for my personal taste. Channing is kind of meathead-y, but he’s funny and charming and I enjoy the career choices he’s making, and yes, I would hit that. Over and over. Also: I dig that People Magazine chose someone who is married – Channing has been happily married to Jenna Dewan for years now. Which adds to his appeal, honestly.

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  1. two_seconds_ago says:

    Ugh! Why wasn’t Fassy number 1??

  2. Christina says:

    Meh – he’s rough looking and has a thick neck. Plus, he has no charisma whatsoever.

    What he obviously does have, however, is a good PR agent. Because that is what these ‘awards’ are ALL about.

  3. dee says:

    He has a good PR team. Congrats to them.

  4. virginia5 says:

    I used to think he was so attractive in that funny movie he was in with Amanda bynes, but now I don’t find him attractive at all and isnt a very good actor..all he does it mumble his lines.

  5. Kim says:

    True for the last few years this award has been going to the. actor who has hit movies.Bradley,Ryan R.,Channing.Channing is only sexy from the neck down

  6. Shelley says:

    He was sexy back when he was in “Step Up”, and would still be sexy if his career actually evolved. I wish he could act. He would be perfect.

  7. Gracie says:

    More vanilla white guys. They must be ‘safe.’ If they were going for a meathead, Hemsworth would be the best choice. If they wanted class and charm, well, obviously mah boo Hiddles.

  8. Lb says:

    I love Charming Potato. I don’t think he’s a great actor or all that attractive but I love how much he tries to improve (he has) and how genuine he is. Good for him for having such a great year!

  9. Victoria says:

    I like him, he’s charming and sexy. Who wasn’t turned on by his dancing moves? His wife must be a very satisfied lady. And he’s a step up from Bradley, who bribed people to be sexiest man alive.

  10. Elceibeno08 says:

    Channing does deserve the award. He’s so cute.

  11. Ranunculus says:

    This guy isn’t sexy at all – completely boring, no talent, no charisma, nothing special about this guy.

  12. GoodCapon says:

    He’s cute, he has a nice body, but he has no neck :(

  13. Samigirl says:

    I wasn’t a fan until 21 Jump Street. When I saw that he was funny and charming, I started watching all of his movies, and I am officially a fan. Great choice, incredibly sexy, and I am so happy for him. Maybe he can wear his Marilyn Monroe dress on the cover? Or…just his little panties? =)

    Oh! And he’s opening up a strip club in Nola. Never been happier to live so close to New Orleans!!!

  14. kalis says:

    Untalented and his potato face is so terrible.

  15. Jessica says:

    Channing!!! He was amazingly hilarious and good-looking in She’s the Man–which makes me think of Amanda Bynes, which makes me sad.

    I would also highly recommend his movie “10 Years”. No one saw it, but I thought it was quite good.

  16. Sarah says:


    I nearly broke my dvr rewinding the “it’s raining men” dance scene

  17. Ashling says:

    Channing deserves it much more than Ryan or Bradley. And after the success of his movies this year, he is well known to the average person.

  18. The Original Mia says:

    I love Channing, so if he’s chosen hooray! If not, he’s still tops in my book.

  19. Micki says:

    At first I was “What?”, then Kaiser mentioned Reinolds and Cooper and I was “Why not?”. He’s not my cup of tea but they are even less, so…

  20. jamminatorr says:

    I’d lick it for sure.

  21. Jessica says:

    um no.. I dont find him attractive at all. Maybe put a bag on his head…then we can discuss..

  22. MJsinAustin says:

    I would SO hit it (if he wasn’t married). Its in his mannerisms and personality – and of course, the way he MOVES.

  23. grabbyhands says:

    I really don’t mean this in a hater way-I haven’t heard anything bad about him, but no. He has the face of a big, dumb bear.

    But he seems like a nice guy.

  24. Blue says:

    Awww I love Channing, he’s so cute and seems really sweet. I would totally hang out with him and bang him (if he didn’t have a wife)

  25. Dani says:

    He totally deserves it. He’s been in a lot of pretty good movies lately and he seems like he’s really trying. I don’t understand how anyone finds him ugly? Watch Magic Mike and your lady parts will tell you otherwise. But if a potato looks anything like that, then I love me some potatoes.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      So, is this movie actually decent or just beefcake?

      I kind of need to see it now, I got to meet Joe M a couple of weeks ago. He is huge and very beards right now. Huge tall, not fat.

      Channing is very NOT attractive to me, so maybe I should see the movie for research? :) I kind of need to see any movie where a guy is named, Big Dick Richie. :)

    • carrie says:

      He’s decent actor in MAGIC MIKE and he’s REALLY an awesome dancer
      for me,he’s the new Mark Wahlberg:so-so actor but clever in his choices of movies

    • Dani says:

      It’s so worth watching. I watched it with my husband (he didn’t seem to appreciate it the way I did) but he’s really good in it, very charming. He’s also a great dancer and his body is amazing. Also, it doesn’t hurt that there are manyyyy hot guys in it. Plus Matthew McCon – riot. Literally Wooderson from Dazed and Confused reincarnated.

      Also Channing was hysterical in 21 Jumpstreet.

  26. SusieQ2 says:

    Er, no. He’s a beefcake. Probably a very nice beefcake, but a beefcake just the same.

    If you’re looking for handsome and talented, then I say how about Matt Bomer?

    Or my latest crush – Chip Esten from ‘Nashville’…Smokin’ hot (whoo, fans self)

  27. mia girl says:

    Could be worse. They could have given it to Timberlake.

  28. Sisi says:

    I disagree with this choice, but I cannot for the life of me think of a deserving alternative…

    You know what I need?
    Hot Guy Friday back in my life!

  29. lori says:

    I truely believe that they let George Clooney pick him out. He was so pissed last year that the Gos-dong didn’t get it.

  30. Jazz says:

    Don’t know if I’d hit it, he was ok in A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints. But I only saw that for the hotness that is RDJ. :)

  31. Abby says:

    Oh Channing. I’ve loved him since She’s the Man. He’s my guy. My husband knows this. He works so hard and he’s so sweet about his wife, which is strangely hot. I just want him to WIN ALL TEH THINGS.

  32. CC says:

    Eh, who cares, their pick in never based on any guy actually being sexy, but a commercially “hot” prospect.

    The sexiest man alive would likely be an unknown, and they’d have to actually search the population for one.

  33. NeNe says:

    Horrible, horrible choice…. It’s just as bad as when Bradley Cooper was named the Sexist!!! I think I’m gonna barf.

  34. Pandora says:

    Sexy, uuhmm ok…….. I’d never consider vacuum packed processed meat products sexy either but w/e

  35. Reece says:

    He’s a good choice. He’s had consistently good couple of years. He is sexy in that meathead who is somehow able to work a room way. I can actually see and understand this unlike the last two.

  36. DreamyK says:

    Matt Bomer is the sexiest man.

    This message is brought to you courtesy of Matt Bomer’s Ass:

  37. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Awful choice IMHO.

    He does nothing for me, I don’t find him sexy or attractive or even talented in the least. He just looks like a big potato stuck onto a meaty body. I’d have preferred that it went to Chris Hemsworth (if we’re to compare ‘types’), he is having just as good a year as Tatum, if not more so, plus he is much more attractive and has actual sex appeal.

  38. A says:

    Well, charming potato head is at least sexier then Bradley “serial killer” eyes Cooper.

  39. guest says:

    I’m sorry I love Channing Tatum. I always thought they were grooming him to be the next Brad Pitt. Unfortunately, he’s married to a cookie cutter type wife. He really should be hooked-up with Kristen Stewart. Now, that’s a coupling I would follow.

  40. gee_gee says:

    You know what? I’ll take it.

    He won me over this year. He seems like a really funny, down to earth guy. With a really really sick body. Much better than Bradley Cooper or the vastly overrated Ryan Gosling.

    Do I want to hold him down, strip him naked and do unspeakably, possibly illegal things to him? No. That’s what Michael Fassbender is for. But this choice is okay with me.

  41. j.eyre says:

    I have never seen any of his movies but he seems likeable in interviews. And I love the way he talks about his wife/marriage – yes, it does add to his sexiness.

    I figure if my husband (the real one) doesn’t get the title then it’s up for grabs.

  42. dj says:

    Finally, someone sexy! I wasn’t a fan until 21 Jump Street but then I was gone. He is very funny and he does have charisma. Both things make him sexy to me. I would also love to see Idris Elba and Fassbender. But no ones asking me.

  43. Shy says:

    This is the first time in years that People got it right. But it’s too late. Their award has no relevance, no real power and meaning. When they were giving it to young Brad Pitt or Richard Gere it was understandable and ok. They were sexy.

    But then then begin to give that award to those actors who were relevant that year and were in the press all summer.

    When they gave it to Matt Damon who is sweet but is not sexy at all. He was just having Bourne movie around…

    Or Johnny Depp during his Tourist days when he was all bloated and completely unsexy…

    Or Ryan Reynolds who is just pretty but boring and is not sexy…

    Or Bradly Copper who looked sexy only in Hangover. But does not look sexy in real life…

    You know who is sexy. Ryan Phillippe. He is douche but IS sexy. But he is not famous enough. John Hamm is sexy, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender… But they rather give it to old scholl stars like Clooney or Damon or Depp.

    I’m surprised Ben Affleck was not crowned this year. He is like relevant again. Or Daniel Day-Lewis. He will be in press during Oscar. Or Tom Hanks…

    And this award means nothing now. It did bot gave anything to Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper.

  44. Roxi says:

    He’s ok, I just can’t get past those big ears!!! And he’s really not that great of an actor. I like the classic good looks, like Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Johnny Depp. They are real men!!

  45. Rachel says:

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder. i don’t think there is a “right” answer to this title. but among all the young hollywood stars, he is definitely the biggest winner this year in terms of box office success.

    he works so hard to get to where he is today. many of the actors/actresses today have parents in the business, grew up acting, or went to acting school. tatum doesn’t have any of those. i guess i just like the fact that he is so ordinary and yet still managed to achieve beyond people’s expectation. but tbh, if he wants to stay relevant, he really need to improve his crapy acting.

    did i mention i really like him ;P

  46. iseepinkelefants says:

    I never thought so but day-um his moves in Magic Mike were hot. Homeboy knows how to twerk it.

  47. Ella says:

    I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but if your neck is the same width as your head you should be automatically disqualified.

  48. Kristin says:

    You know, he seems like a nice guy (as far as these celebrities go), but I have never found him attractive. He has a good body, I suppose …

  49. Nikita says:

    I Love Channing and he deserves this, hes totaly my type of guy :-)

    but puhlease, wasnt it JLO on the cover as sexiest woman alive last year or so? sorry, but they lost all my respect after that! as if there are not younger hotter new woman out there. JLO had her big time in he early 2000. now shes making cheap dancetrash music and embarass herself with that boy casper. NEXT

  50. mom2two says:

    He’s had a great year. I might not find him to be the sexiest man alive, but to give the man props, he’s a hard worker and he’s managed to have 3 movies to make over 100 million that were not franchise based.
    I can think of many actors who are more sexy and talented but I can’t hate on this guy. He seems like a nice guy.