Singer John Legend is honored to have the title of People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive.'
Actor, Idris Elba came before him and also claimed that honorary title in 2018. How does John feel about it?He feels it is an immense honor for him and only deserving and special people should receive it. He says that the title is also 'nerve-wracking' as well.
He admits he doesn't like being compared to Idris Elba.
He told People: “I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure. Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m [also] following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me.”
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John is married to Chrissy Teigen and they have two children—Luna Simone and Miles Theodore.
Legend is humble about the title, and says, "It seems that, despite having a lot of success, Legend’s humble attitude has always been something many people like about him. No doubt that this also adds a lot to his “sexiness."
The news came as quite a shock to the superstar. Though he was honored he did take some time to poke a little fun at the situation. In a caption on Instagram Legend posted a side by side comparison of Elba from a steamy photoshoot with one from his days as a high schooler in 1995. In the hilarious caption, he stated "1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #SexiestManAlive. Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I'll take it 🤓"
Legend told People that his parents were his influence and instilled such values at a young age.
“My parents always taught me that if you’re going to succeed in life, part of success is having humility,” he said. “It’s a good way to live life, treating other people the way you want to be treated.”
Not only did John Legend poke fun at himself, his wife Chrissy Teigen poked fun at his newest title.
She posted a video informing her daughter Luna of her daddy's latest accomplishment but she seemed less than impressed. Well, maybe someday she'll understand what her Dad's 'legendary' title means.
Teigen posted on her Twitter feed that she's 'ready for fans to debate and disagree with People Magazine that he is indeed the 'sexiest man alive.' Her wish has come true!