The US-based magazine today revealed who it deems to be the sexiest men in the world, and topping the list this year was none other than British-born actor Idris Elba.
He joins the elite club the magazine has deemed hot enough to grace their cover since it began the tradition in 1985.
Other “Sexiest Men Alive” include Denzel Washington, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and John F Kennedy Jnr.
Elba told the magazine that this accolade is a boost to his ego.
“I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?'” the actor said when he was told the news. “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.”
In honour of his new status, here’s a gallery of a few times the actor has looked his most dashing, proving that he looks great whether in a suit or just jeans and a casual shirt.