Idris Alba Is People Magazine's Newest Sexiest Man Alive
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Idris Elba Is People Magazine’s Newest Sexiest Man Alive

InStyle | Sam Reed

It’s that time of year again! The infamous red cups have landed at Starbucks, Ugg boots are once again ubiquitous and People magazine has unveiled it’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive.

This year’s top honor has been granted to none other than Idris Elba, the British babe best known for The Wire and looking very good in sunglasses:


Elba, 46, is in good company, joining the ranks of fellow sexy dudes like Channing Tatum, David Beckham, Dwayne Johnson and Denzel Washington. And unlike last year, there’s not a whole lot of drama surrounding the 2018 pick.

A refresher: In 2017, country crooner/Gwen Stefani arm candy Blake Shelton was crowned the Sexiest Man Alive, and Twitter was like, “Wait, what?”


Elba, on the other hand, has received Twitter’s equivalent of a standing ovation.

For his part, the actor (who, for the record, has been engaged to fiancée Sabrina Dhowre since February of this year), probably wasn’t too surprised by the announcement.


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