NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is no shortage of sexy men in the world, but People Magazine has decided that Adam Levine is the sexiest of all.
The Maroon 5 lead singer and judge on “The Voice” has bumped Ryan Gosling for the honor.
Levine has the rock star thing going on, he’s also a TV star — but he’s also unavailable.
Levine is engaged to Victoria’s Secret supermodel Behati Prinsloo. The singer, who said yoga and spin classes keep him in shape, said he was amazed and stunned to unseat last year’s winner, Channing Tatum.
And as to the question of whether Levine is the right choice, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock went out in search of some feedback. Three women on the street all said there indeed is nobody sexier than Levine, and some of the gentlemen likewise agreed that he has what it takes.
“He’s definitely a real handsome dude next to me, of course,” said Wally Betancourt of Freehold, N.J.
But of course, it takes more than just good looks to be bestowed with the “sexiest man” honor.
“He’s one of the most successful musicians alive, so that’s got to count for something,” one man said.
And there’s one more important factor.
“When he was being interviewed for sexiest man alive, he said he doesn’t mind being naked,” said People Magazine senior editor Michelle Tan.
Maricel Estrada of Elmhurst, Queens called Levine her “crush.”
“I like his voice,” she said. “My kids too – they love him.”
Added Carlos Ortiz of Catona Park in the Bronx: “I have to give him credit. He is pretty good looking, and that’s coming from a man.”
The consensus is that Levine is indeed sexy. But not everyone agreed he is the sexiest man alive.
“I’ll give him 99 percent, but not 100,” one woman said.
“He is very sexy, but I won’t say he’s the sexiest man alive because I haven’t seen all the men in the world,” another said.
More than 100 sexy men grace the pages of the latest edition of People Magazine, including Robin Thicke, Scott Eastwood, and Terry Crews included. But for Ina Danko, her sexiest man alive was missing.
“Is Robert Redford still alive?” she said.
Redford is alive and well at the age of 77. Believe it or not, he has never been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive since the magazine started bestowing the honor in 1985.
Mary Ann Sussoni suggested George Clooney, who won the honor in 1997 and 2006.
The 2013 Sexiest Man Alive issue hits newsstands on Friday.
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