Handicapping People’s Sexiest Man 2010

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2010 05:27:00 November 15, 2010 05:27:00

He will be unveiled on Wednesday. Every year People Magazine crowns the Sexiest Man Alive. Every year the last few years, I’ve handicapped the possibilities, ending with a prediction. This year is particularly significant. It’s the 25th anniversary of the SMA. Which means the Milestone Man has to carry with him a certain gravitas, a stature worthy of such a claim. If I’m the editors of People Magazine, though we obviously disagree often, I’d want my SMA 25 to be someone no one questions in 10 years. This is why Orlando Bloom will never make it.

As such, the list below includes those candidates most likely to receive the honour. It has nothing to do with who is on YOUR personal Freebie Five. Please note this distinction. While you may go to bed every night dreaming of Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy, there is NO WAY Charlie Hunnam will be named the Sexiest Man Alive. He doesn’t have the widespread recognition for the title, he cannot set record sales of a magazine on the cover. Same goes, sadly, for Ryan Gosling. It’s a popularity contest for the MiniVan Majority. This is the game. I love this game.

There’s no doubt I’ll miss a few. I look forward to you telling me about it. But remember the criteria. It’s a calculated forecast based on more than what quivers your loins. Can’t wait to read your comments. And we can fight about it some more during the Weekly LiveBlog tomorrow.

First however, Johnny Depp has to take his final lap around the stage after his 2nd reign. Could Johnny repeat? The discussion to follow.

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