Blake Shelton Named People Magazine’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive, How Does He Compare With Past Selections?

Word leaked over the weekend that The Voice coach snagged the honor, but now it’s official. Blake Shelton is People Magazine’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive. He’s only the fourth man to receive the honor that wasn’t an actor. John F. Kennedy Jr., Adam Levine and David Beckham being the others.

The 41-year-old singer jokingly tweeted after the official announcement, “Thank you @people!!!! Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful….” The 6’5″ Oklahoma native is the first country artist to earn the title.

Before Shelton, a total of 29 men have scored the Sexiest Man Alive title. Mel Gibson was the glossy’s first recipient back in 1985. Over the years, Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise and Channing Tatum have graced the annual cover.

Richard Gere, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Johnny Depp have all snagged the title twice. The oldest and youngest man to snag the honor were Sean Connery and JFK Jr. who were 59 and 27 at the time of their covers.

Interestingly, only two Sexiest Men Alive selections have died since receiving the honor: John F. Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Swayze.

Given his competitive relationship with fellow Voice coach, Adam Levine, Shelton couldn’t resist sticking it to him. “I can’t wait to shove this up Adam’s ass,” Shelton says. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.” Watch Blake unveil his cover to Adam below.

How do you think Shelton compares with previous selections? Check out all the covers since 2000 below and weigh in on which one is the sexiest in our poll.

People’s Sexiest Men Alive

2000 – Brad Pitt


2001 – Pierce Brosnan


2002 – Ben Affleck


2003 – Johnny Depp


2004 – Jude Law


2005 – Matthew McConaughey


2006 – George Clooney


2007 – Matt Damon


2008 – Hugh Jackman


2009 – Johnny Depp


2010 – Ryan Reynolds


2011 – Bradley Cooper


2012 – Channing Tatum


2013 – Adam Levine


2014 – Chris Hemsworth


2015 – David Beckham


2016 – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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  • Nozuka

    they really suck at choosing the right pictures of these men…

  • IDavid

    Comparatively, Blake Shelton is waaaaay out of his league. Obviously People Mag ain’t seeing people clearly these days.

  • IDavid

    Then there’s Channing Tatum: it’s that gorgeous face and that seriously unmistakably pretty peaches and cream ass that tips him up to the top of the list as #1.