Drake: SMA Odds 2017

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 21:08:16 November 8, 2017 21:08:16

Arguments for:  - If Adam f-cking Levine can be the Sexiest Man Alive, why not Drake? - Drake is a bigger superstar than Adam Levine who is, so far, the only musician to ever have been named SMA.  - Drake sells.  - Drake just showed up on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter Full Story

Alex Rodriguez: SMA 2017 Odds

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 20:51:58 November 8, 2017 20:51:58
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Arguments for: - Jennifer Lopez. This is the main case. He’s dating her. He’s been dating her this year as he moves away from pro baseball and begins his next career. She’s softened all his edges. He’s been indefatigably trying to convince us that he’s not an asshole. Full Story

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Jake Gyllenhaal: SMA Odds 2017

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 20:20:39 November 8, 2017 20:20:39
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Arguments for:  - Another one who gets handicapped year after year. A couple of years ago at TIFF, Jake was the most googled star of the festival. So he’s definitely known. The MiniVan Majority definitely knows him.  - Jake is currently Oscar campaigning. He was at the Hollywood Film Awards the other night. Full Story

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Jason Momoa: SMA 2017 Odds

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 19:58:33 November 8, 2017 19:58:33
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Arguments for: - I mean, he’s pretty f-cking sexy.  - Justice League. Aquaman. It’ll be the first time we’re seeing his character. The movie comes out exactly around the same time PEOPLE usually makes the Sexiest Man Alive announcement. Warner Bros wouldn’t mind the promotion at all. Full Story

Chadwick Boseman: SMA Odds 2017

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 19:42:36 November 8, 2017 19:42:36
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Arguments for:  - Black Panther is the most highly anticipated movie of 2018. I would even say it’s the most highly anticipated movie period but then Star Wars nerds would be all up in their feelings about that and we don’t need a MCU Star Wars battle right now. Aren’t they the same family anyway? - Anyway. Full Story

Chris Pine: SMA Odds 2017

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 19:18:27 November 8, 2017 19:18:27
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Arguments for:  - Chris Pine is probably Kathleen’s vote for SMA. He is her top Chris. And he was her top Chris even before Wonder Woman came out when he became the top Chris for so many of you. Full Story

Chris Evans: SMA 2017 Odds

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 18:42:37 November 8, 2017 18:42:37
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Arguments for: - Look at him. It doesn’t get more All-American than Chris Evans. - He’s Captain America! - Technically he’s not on a film promo circuit but if they gave it to Chris Hemsworth already, PEOPLE would totally offer it to Evans. He’s exactly who they’d want. Full Story

Will Smith: SMA 2017 Odds

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 18:09:00 November 8, 2017 18:09:00
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Arguments for:  - Everybody knows Will Smith - I have included him on this list almost every year I’ve been playing this game and it’s never been his year. Is it time? Will Smith is a big international movie star. Full Story

Matt Bomer: SMA 2017 Odds

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 17:56:26 November 8, 2017 17:56:26
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Arguments for:  - Matt Bomer is gorgeous. This is the face of an angel. Please do not make me use more words than necessary to explain to you why he’s sexy. He’s so beautiful it’s stupid.  - PEOPLE has never declared an openly gay Sexiest Man Alive. It was time a long time ago. Full Story

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Prince Harry: SMA 2017 Odds

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 17:46:45 November 8, 2017 17:46:45
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Arguments for:  - He’s a prince, often voted the most popular royal of his family - Harry is doing great work representing his family. He’s an advocate for mental health and he’s the passionate ambassador of the Invictus Games which honour the contributions of servicemen and women. Full Story

Handicapping the Sexiest Man Alive 2017

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 8, 2017 17:27:12 November 8, 2017 17:27:12

This is an annual tradition here at LaineyGossip. Every year, mid to late November, PEOPLE Magazine anoints who they’ve decided to be the Sexist Man Alive. Every year, a week or so before that happens, I handicap the candidates and offer my prediction. Brag alert: I’m pretty good at this game. Full Story