People, the magazine has found its sexiest man alive on Earth. And it is none other than the doting dad ‘Idris Elba’. For his services in drama, Idris Elba already holds the cap for Order of the British Empire. Now, the actor adds another feather to his cap as the People’s magazine has crowned him the sexiest man alive on the planet 2018. Idris Elba has succeeded Blake Shelton as The Sexiest Man Alive.
Elba made his first strong performance as drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s hit series The Wire. Later he aced his commanding portrayal of Norse God and Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall in Marvel’s Thor franchise. Idris Elba is no unknown face on TV; the 46-year-old has carved a niche for himself. Apart from his dynamic acting, his looks too have made ladies go gaga over him. The socially responsible actor took the opportunity off his title to urge his fans to vote in the midterm elections. Jimmy Fallon Announced the title on his show.
Idris Elba Joins People’s Bandwagon Of Non-white Sexy Men
Idris comes as the third non-white man People’s magazine has named as its sexiest man alive 2018. Earlier Dwayne Johnson and Denzel Washington have also held the titles. This tribute was no less than a shocker for Elba. He calls this honor an ‘ego boost’.
The London born actor was elated. He told People
“I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really? Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’”
Blake Shelton Replaced By Idris Elba
The People’s magazine had nominated Blake Shelton for the designation last year. Blake happens to be a judge on the Voice, and the boyfriend to Gwen Steffani. The 29-year-old Mel Gibson was the first man People nominated as the sexiest man back in 1985. Idris Elba is the 33rd sexiest man alive.
Elba Encourages To Vote In The Midterm Elections
Idris Elba took the opportunity while promoting the cover of the People ‘s magazine, which features him, to encourage his fans to vote. He mentioned that what matters most is if people vote in the forthcoming midterm elections. He emphasized that every vote made a difference.
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
Jimmy Fallon Announced The Title Of The Sexiest Man Alive
Jimmy Fallon announced the new sultry, voluptuous title for the suave actor. It happened on a special short segment on The Tonight Show. In a short, sweet, and blissful interview, Idris Elba expressed his delight. He also credited his mum for his title as The Sexiest Man Alive.
Idris Elba Talks About His Family
Idris is a father to a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a 4-year-old son, Winston. He expressed that fatherhood has been the best thing that has happened to him. He also stated how he showers his love on his children while briefing on the woes of raising a teenager. The Sexiest Man Alive loves to shower his children with cuddles and hugs, and firmly believes in good parenting.