Michael B. Jordan Takes Over People’s Sexiest Man Alive Title From John Legend

It’s official: Michael B. Jordan is People‘s Sexiest Man Alive for 2020.

The 26-year-old “Creed” star was revealed to be this year’s recipient of the magazine’s annual honour on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.

Jordan greeted Kimmel onstage in a hazmat suit and took questions from viewers at home (with his voice disguised, of course) as they attempted to discern his identity before finally pulling off the mask for the big reveal.

Jordan joked when asked by Kimmel if he now felt more pressure to look good, “I think the expectation now is a little unreasonable, but it’s a cool title to have.”

He added of his reaction after being told he’d nabbed the honour, “There was a moment like ‘Oh s**t, really? Me?’ But it was a cool moment.”

“It’s a cool feeling,” Jordan told People. “You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.’ But it’s a good club to be a part of.”

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Asked who will be the most excited about seeing him named Sexiest Man Alive, Jordan pointed to the women in his family, who “are definitely proud of this one. When my grandmother was alive, it was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well. This is one that they’re definitely going to have a special place for.”

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After the reveal, former Sexiest Man Alive John Legend congratulated Jordan on the honour, joking, “I can now keep gaining this quarantine weight in peace without the pressure of a title to maintain.”

Prior to the on-air revelation, Jimmy Kimmel shared some teases on Twitter, even letting sidekick Guillermo down easy by letting him know that “it’s not you.”

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