Time Inc.’s People Names David Beckham “Sexiest Man Alive” 2015

He’s a Global Superstar and Down to Earth Dad
All about
the Humble Heartthrob and the Secrets of His Appeal


Sexy at
Every Age; Like Father, Like Son; Dad Bods, Sexiest Men of Tinder, and

Plus: Men of the Year; Sexy Men
Doing Chores;
Sexy Men & their Pets!

And: Married to the “Sexiest Man Alive”… by Victoria

James Corden’s “Plan to Become ‘Sexiest Man

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–David Beckham is confident bending it like you-know-who, rocking
a bespoke suit, even posing practically shirtless at a People
photo shoot. But at heart, he’s a self-effacing East London boy, who
can’t believe he scored People’s 30th anniversary Sexy
Man crown. “I never feel I’m sexy,” the soccer icon told People.
Happiest nesting with wife Victoria and their four kids, doing carpool
and yes, vacuuming (he’s a neat freak), he’s flattered to join the club:
“It’s a huge honor,” says Beckham, “and I’m very pleased to accept.” People’s
“Sexiest Man Alive” 30th anniversary special double issue
hits newsstands nationwide on Friday, Nov. 20.

How did wife Victoria respond to the news? “We kind of laughed
about it with the boys, and the boys kind of laughed at me and said,
‘Really?! Sexiest man alive? Really?’ My oldest son Brooklyn was
the one who was like, ‘Are you sure it’s not me that’s meant to be there
today?’” Victoria says, “Around the house, David is just David, not the
Sexiest Man Alive!” She adds, “He’s a really good person. He’s a really
great dad, he’s very kind, charitable and he inspires me every day.”
Highlights from the “Sexiest Man Alive” issue include:

“Men of the Year”: The heartthrobs who defined 2015: Chris
(Sexiest Superstar), Jake Gyllenhaal (Sexiest
Shape-Shifter), Rob Lowe (Sexiest Ageless Wonder), Morris
(Sexiest Ladies’ Man), Blake Shelton (Sexiest Coach),
John Stamos
(Sexiest Comeback), Neil Patrick Harris (Sexiest
Triple Threat), Jussie Smollett (Sexiest Breakout Star), Reid
(Sexiest Politi-faux), Justin Timberlake (Sexiest New
Dad), Idris Elba (Sexiest Record Breaker), Anthony Sadler,
Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos
(Sexiest Heroes), Justin
(Sexiest Honeymooner), John Boyega (Sexiest
Stormtrooper), Joe Manganiello (Sexiest Nearlywed), David
Monahan and Larry Sullivan
(Sexiest Pitchmen), Jamie Dornan (Sexiest
Shade of Grey), and more.

“They Clean Up Nicely”: According to a 2015 survey, women find
men who do chores sexy. These eight stars get busy: Michael B. Jordan (does
laundry), Josh Lucas (loves to cook), Aziz Ansari (does
dishes), Anthony Mackie (cuts grass, takes out trash, bathes the
kids), Ryan Guzman (takes out trash), and many more.

“Dad Bods”…and proud of them! These five super fit fellas make
fatherhood look damn good: Vin Diesel, James Van Der Beek,
Michael Strahan, Cam Gigandet, Mario Lopez,
and more.

“Animal Magnetism”: The only thing better than a hot guy? Seven
guys all posing with their beloved pets. Macklemore with tabby
Cairo, Ryan Lewis with Doberman Scarlett, John Legend with
English bulldog Puddy, Dennis Quaid with French bulldogs Batman
and Gidget, Christian Slater with mutts Fish and Hoot, Val
with English bulldog Sir Sleep-a-Lot, Jesse Tyler
with Morkie Leaf, and more.

“Sexiest Men of Tinder”: People partnered with the dating
app to find the most popular guys in each state. If you encounter them
on Tinder, you’ll see the People badge at right. Happy swiping!

For more on David Beckham and #SexiestManAlive 2015, pick up People’s
11-30-15 issue on newsstands for two weeks starting Friday, November 20.
Please credit People and link to www.people.com/SMA
for behind-the-scenes video and more.


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