November 6, 2018 | Posted in Celebrity by
Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week https://t.co/WI7eWfXOPB. I'm honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/TBQapjxJsT
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 6, 2018
Elba, who totally deserves the honor bestowed upon him, was shocked when the mag informed him of the decision.
"I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’" he said, referring to his response to the news. "Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure."
The 46-year-old appeared via satellite from London on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the host made the official announcement. After giving some poses for the camera, Elba said, "My mom is going to be very, very proud."
I know what you're thinking: "What exactly makes Idris Elba so sexy?" Well, I'm glad you asked. Instead of explaining it to you, perhaps a nice visual will suffice.
That. All of it. That is what the Sexiest Man Alive looks like in 2018.
He also shared that he tries to live his life without regrets. "Life isn’t about thinking about what you should have done," he said. "I think everyone should adopt the philosophy that tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today. You might as well do it to your heart’s content."
Fans reacted to the decision much more positively than they did last year when Blake Shelton received the title.
IDRIS ELBA IS FINALLY GETTING THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES
— imani nicole (@imaninicole16) November 6, 2018
Idris Elba sexiest man alive, something we can all get behind my God 🤤🤤🤤
— taytorade (@tayneezy23) November 6, 2018
@fuggirls Idris Elba is the sexiest man alive! It's about time!!! I imagine you guys are happy!
— Melaina not Melania (@marvelprobz) November 6, 2018
Elba will be featured in a special double issue that will hit newsstands Friday.