Ah, it looks like the rumors were true — hunky heart-throb Channing Tatum has been selected People‘s “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2012, taking over the title most recently given to Bradley Cooper by mistake last year. As they always do, People gave Tatum a chance to awkwardly respond to this humbling but mostly well-deserved gift:
“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,'” says Tatum, who married actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum in 2009. “I told Jenna after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked.”
Says the actor: “She was like, ‘What?'”
“Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now,” he adds. And who can blame her?
Channing: Now that we’ve de-skunked our dogs I would like to tell you that I am the sexiest man alive.
Channing: People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”
Jenna: Oh. I will call you “Sexiest Man Alive.”
Channing: Thank you.
But is Channing Tatum, who also says, “I like to be lean. If I get too bulky I can’t move well and I like to move. When I’m not training, I get really round and soft,” (ROUND AND SOFT!) your “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2012? If not, WHO IS? Your husband? Ryan Gosling still? Benedict Cumberbatch? Doug Hutchinson? BARACK OBAMA? Plz leave your sexiest man in the comments, but plz do not forget him there b/c sexiest men need love & attention just like the rest of us.