Countdown to the SMA

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 17, 2009 14:54:28 November 17, 2009 14:54:28

People Magazine will reveal its annual Sexiest Man Alive tomorrow and while many of you have been sending me this cover all day, please know… it’s FAKE. This is NOT THE REAL COVER.

The real cover will be unveiled tomorrow. Who? Well if you revisit the list posted a few weeks ago – click here for a refresher - I wrote then that the odds on favourite, the sure bet, is indeed Robert Pattinson.

My magazine sources tell me this is a done deal. It was decided weeks and weeks ago, not unlike those deals that People cuts with the Brange. So while that cover is a fake, the news probably isn’t. New Moon is expected to bring in a box office well in excess of $80 million – on a non-holiday weekend and a regular start date (many summer blockbusters open on Wednesdays), this is monumental.

People will likely listen to the Twi-Hards. People doesn’t have enough imagination not to. But when and if he is crowned, for the fey boy who is constantly self deprecating, isn’t it a little disingenuous? As posited in my original post on the matter, the SMA has to accept. He buys into it. And the implication behind the buy-in is insightful in and of itself. More on that when and if it becomes official.

Outside chances? The rest of us can all hope.

Of course this couldn’t have been the true cover. His mouth isn’t open.

Here’s Pattinson opening his mouth last night on the carpet at the New Moon premiere in LA. He looks so much prettier without the growth on his face.

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