Robert Pattinson

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 15:05:21 November 15, 2011 15:05:21

Arguments for:
-ItΓÇÖs Twilight Week. ItΓÇÖs perfectly timed. You give it to him, the Twi-Hards jizz all over the newsstands, instant major cash. Pattinson is almost an automatic. ItΓÇÖs the ΓÇ£of courseΓÇ¥ selection.  HeΓÇÖs made the final 3. I would not be surprised.

But if I were safeguarding this brand...

Arguments against:

-The average age of the Sexiest Man Alive is 39. ThatΓÇÖs almost 15 years older than PattinsonΓÇÖs 25. And thereΓÇÖs a reason for this. The key word is MAN. The last time PEOPLE named an SMA under the age of 30 was Tom Cruise in 1990 at the age of 28. Before that, the youngest ever PEOPLE Magazine SMA was JFK Jr at 27. Pattinson would set at a new record at 25. ItΓÇÖs been 20 years since PEOPLE has dipped under 30. Do they risk it for this kid?
-The SMA wins votes on both sides from ladies and from dudes. I think we can all agree that Robert Pattinson isnΓÇÖt exactly the ManΓÇÖs definition of a Man, right? Not yet. HeΓÇÖs 25. Give him time.
-The SMA is arguably PEOPLEΓÇÖs most well known brand. ItΓÇÖs a big deal. You donΓÇÖt f-ck around with the legacy. Like, Jude Law back in 2004 was a dicey choice. And Jude Law is infinitely less dicey than Robert Pattinson. ThereΓÇÖs tradition at stake here. ThereΓÇÖs history. You donΓÇÖt toss that aside for a passing phenomenon.
-HeΓÇÖs British. That would make it back to back non-Americans after Ryan Reynolds last year. If Pattinson is chosen, heΓÇÖd not only be the youngest SMA ever but also the first time itΓÇÖs gone consecutive outside the USA. How do you think that goes over in the USA? That not only is he not American, but heΓÇÖs a non American 25 year old dandy with tea pouring hands? How about waiting 10 years, letting him develop some calluses? One day itΓÇÖll be his. Just... heΓÇÖs not ready. HeΓÇÖll grow into it.

(Like I said, heΓÇÖs in the final 3. He could very, very, VERY well take it. IΓÇÖm just saying, if they do give it to him, IΓÇÖm not sure if thatΓÇÖs a smart long-term decision.)

Odds: 5 to 1

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