People Magazine name their 202...


People Magazine name their 2021 sexiest man alive

Rebecca Noonan
Rebecca Noonan

12:48 10 Nov 2021

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Every year People Magazine release a list of the sexiest people alive.

This year actor Paul Rudd has taken the top spot on the list. The 52-year-old takes the title from Michael B Jordan who was awarded the accolade in 2020.

Rudd is best known for his roles as Ant-Man in the Marvel movies, Clueless, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and This Is 40. As well as movies, he also played Mike Hannigan, Phoebe's husband, in Friends.

Paul Rudd sexiest Man alive 2021 Credit: Alexei Hay for People Magazine

Rudd's sexiest man alive status was revealed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he tested Rudd on his attractiveness.

Russ told People Magazine,"I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I'd be picked for this, they would say, 'What?’

"This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me."

Rudd has been married to his wife Julie Yaeger since 2003 and they have two children together, Jack (17) and Darcy (12)

Speaking about his wife's reaction to the news, he said she was "stupified" by his new status as sexiest man alive. He added, "But you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she said ‘Oh, they got it right.’ And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?"

The actor is hoping his new title will also help him to get invited to some prestigious events saying, "I'm hoping now that I'll finally be invited to some of those sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B Jordan," he says. "And I figure I'll be on a lot more yachts. I'm excited to expand my yachting life. And I'll probably try to get better at brooding in really soft light. I like to ponder. I think this is going to help me become more inward and mysterious. And I'm looking forward to that."

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