Channing Tatum won the honour of being named “The Sexiest Man Alive” of 2012 by People Magazine. That’s right. The Magic Mike star absolutely smothered the competition, and we have to admit, Channing had a lot of stars to compete against. Runner ups for the Sexiest Man Alive 2012 include The Voice’s Blake Shelton, Chris Hemsworth, The New Girl’s Max Greenfield, Ben Affleck, 1999′s Sexiest Man Alive Richard Gere, White Collar’s Matt Bomer, Olympian Oscar Pistorius, Denzel Washington, Homeland’s Damian Lewis, Paul Rudd and Bradley Cooper. They’re also featured in the issue, but not on the cover like Channing.
When Channing got the phone call that he’s been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012, he actually didn’t believe it!
“My first thought was, ‘Ya’ll are messing with me,’” he confessed to People magazine. “I told (my wife) Jenna (Dewan-Tatum) after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked.
“She was like, ‘What?’ … she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now.”
Aw… we couldn’t think of a better Sexiest Man Alive 2012! Magic Mike was definitely the surprise hit of the summer, and Channing Tatum’s career is only going up from here. We have a great idea for a movie he should write: A former stripper makes a movie about being a stripper and then is named by People Magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive. Quick, get Steven Soderbergh on the phone immediately!
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