Williams weighed in on PEOPLE’s 2019 pick and said Legend isn’t the first person she thinks of when she hears the word “sexy.”
“When I think about a sexy man I’m not thinking ‘John Legend,’ she said. “The first thing I think of is that I weigh so much more than him and if we were walking down the street and somebody wanted to spray me with a water gun I need a man who’s gonna punch someone in the face,” she added.
So who does Williams think should have gotten the “sexiest man alive” honor? “If I could think of one person it would be Jason Momoa,” said Williams as her studio audience cheered in agreement.
Williams explained why she would pick the Aquaman star over Legend, saying “If you know, I’m not quite feeling right after leaving the club I need a man to throw me over his shoulder and say, ‘come on girl—we’re going.’” She added, “John is not that guy.”
Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen bragged about being married to Legend on Twitter:
the sexiest man alive just made me a ham sandwich— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 13, 2019
Though Teigen may be excited her husband got picked by PEOPLE, others on Twitter disagreed and backed up Williams’s pick:
Should have been Jason Momoa!!!! pic.twitter.com/SZ2XaQasIW— Corina Michelle Stil (@coriemichelle68) November 13, 2019
Soooo Jason Momoa wasn’t available for sexiest man alive?— oDessa (@oblessa) November 13, 2019
John is talented, smart, cool with a beautiful family but I don’t think he is sexy.
It's an unexpected choice. He's sexy but not Sexiest Man Alive sexy in a world in which Jason Momoa exists. This year it might have been nice to celebrate the Keanussance by honoring Keanu Reeves' enduring sexiness (Keanu was the retroactive SMA for '94 and never got a cover).— Love, Lola (@LoveLolaHeart) November 13, 2019
Legend also had his supporters and they made their voices heard loud and clear:
Finally @people got #sexiestmanalive right! What is more sexy than a man who has an amazing gift he shares w/ the world, loves his wife & clearly adores and loves his children, and stands for equality and justice. The bonus is he is easy on the eyes too. Congrats @johnlegend.— Germonique Ulmer (@germonique) November 13, 2019
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