Avengers: Infinity War’s Idris Elba Is Officially The Sexiest Man Alive

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Make way, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth. It looks like Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War actor Idris Elba is now officially the "sexiest man alive," in and outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

People magazine just named the British actor the "sexiest man alive" and the Pacific Rim star decided to take to Twitter to share the cover of the publication's November 19th issue and show off his new title.

"Who'd have thought it!" the actor wrote on his post. "Thank you, People, & all the fans for naming me Sexiest Man Alive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week. I'm honored & thankful. What's even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!"

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This is pretty great news for Elba and one that doesn't entirely come as a surprise to his followers. The Wire actor has always captivated audiences with his charm, and at some point, fans were even hoping that Golden Meyer would name Elba as the new James Bond after Daniel Craig would step down from the role after the premiere of James Bond 25.

However, speaking in an interview with People, Elba's first reaction after learning that he'd been chosen as the magazine's "sexiest man alive" was shock and surprise. The actor didn't seem to expect the award at all.

"I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?'" he said. "Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.' But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure."

While Elba explains that he'd grown up awkwardly tall and skinny, the child that was always picked on soon became the coolest kid on the block once he grew a mustache and put in some work to sculpt a few muscles.

It also takes work being the "Sexiest Man Alive," doesn't it?

What do you think of Elba's new award? Do you think there are others that deserve the name? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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