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What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

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What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

Every year, the American magazine People chooses the "Sexiest Man Alive". The nomination was launched almost 40 years ago, in 1985.

According to People, the then-editor of the magazine, Jess Cagle, called Mel Gibson "the sexiest man alive." Readers loved the idea, so it became an annual tradition.

Regardless of their background, the magazine chooses the most successful and handsome men who deserve to be on the special People cover. On this occasion, the magazine decided to recall what the sexiest men on the planet looked like over the past 38 years.

2023: Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 2023. "I'm glad it happened at this point in my life. It's nice to be recognized, and it's definitely given my ego a little boost," the 57-year-old actor said.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2022: Chris Evans

Chris Evans was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 2022. "It's hard to do interviews," he said with a laugh, "It feels like bragging.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2021: Paul Rudd

"It's really embarrassing. There are so many men who should have gotten it before me," said Paul Rudd. Despite this, he added: "I'm not going to be modest. I'm going to put it on my business card."

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2020: Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan did not hide his joy and said that the women in his family celebrated the title. "This is something they will definitely remember," he added.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2019: John Legend

John Legend didn't just grace the cover, he did it twice! "I was excited, but also a little scared, because it's a big responsibility," he said.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2018: Idris Elba

The Sexiest Man Alive 2018 accepted the award with modesty. "I thought: "This can't be. Really?" he said. "I looked in the mirror and said to myself: "Yes, you look sexy today." It was a pleasant surprise - it definitely boosted my ego."

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2017: Blake Shelton.

What went through the country star's mind when he first heard the news? "You must have run out of candidates," he joked.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2016: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

After becoming the sexiest man alive, Dwayne Johnson thought: "Wow, I've almost reached the top. I'm not sure what to strive for now."

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2015: David Beckham

"I've never felt like an attractive, sexy man," David Beckham said in an interview. The retired soccer star and father of four added that his equally famous wife, Victoria, agreed with the title.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2014: Chris Hemsworth

In an interview, Chris Hemsworth joked that the "title" would mean that he wouldn't have to do the dishes or "change diapers" for a few weeks (his wife Elsa Pataki hardly agreed).

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2013: Adam Levine

The singer accepted the honor with embarrassment. "It's an iconic thing, but it's also ridiculous," he said. Adam Levine also added that now his friends will laugh at him, but it's worth it.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2012: Channing Tatum

When Channing Tatum found out about the title, he couldn't believe it. His then-wife thought the same thing.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2011: Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper caused quite a stir when he received the award. "I think it's really cool that a guy who doesn't look like a model can have that [title]," he said.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2010: Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds became the first Canadian to be named the world's sexiest man. "The hardest part will be using this title organically in conversation with random strangers," the actor joked, adding, "It will allow my family to make fun of me for the rest of my life."

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2009: Johnny Depp

25 years after his film debut, Johnny Depp has become a star for fans and actors alike. "I hope I don't faint," said Anne Hathaway during the filming of Alice in Wonderland, meeting Depp on the set.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2008: Hugh Jackman

In 2008, Hugh Jackman was named the sexiest man alive for the first time. His wife Deborra Lee Furness agreed.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2007: Matt Damon

After years of honorable mentions, Matt Damon was awarded the title in 2007. "You've given an aging dad living in the suburbs the ego boost of a lifetime," said the sexiest (and most humble) man alive.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2006: George Clooney

George Clooney became the second star to win the title of Sexiest Man Alive twice.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2005: Matthew McConaughey

What was Matthew McConaughey's reaction to being named the sexiest man alive? "Wait until you see the roles I get after this title," he said.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2004: Jude Law

"He's the most beautiful man who ever walked the earth," Naomi Watts said of the sexiest man in 2004, Jude Law.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2003: Johnny Depp

From the daring captain in Pirates of the Caribbean to the Sexiest Man Alive. "And why shouldn't they be? I'm a pirate after all!" commented Depp.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2002: Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck's first romance with Jennifer Lopez was in full swing when the actor appeared on the cover of People magazine. As his friend, director Kevin Smith, told the magazine: "The word on the street is that he's the perfect man, gorgeous, generous and smart."

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2001: Pierce Brosnan

Bond, James Bond, aka Pierce Brosnan, became the sexiest man alive in 2001. But off-screen, the sexy Irishman had only one thing on his mind: his family. Colleague Julianne Margulies said: "When you see a gorgeous man holding hands with his wife and child, there is nothing sexier in the world."

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

2000: Brad Pitt

The man of the second millennium was none other than Brad Pitt. This was his second cover.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1999: Richard Gere

Richard Gere was 50 years old when he won the title of "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1999.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1998: Harrison Ford

He played a sexy space hero and relic hunter, but he didn't think he deserved the title of sexiest man alive. "I've never felt sexy. I don't have a close relationship with the mirror," Harrison Ford told the magazine.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1997: George Clooney

This was George Clooney's first cover as the sexiest man on the planet.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1996: Denzel Washington

"I don't take myself seriously," admitted Denzel Washington, People's Sexiest Man Alive in 1996. "I don't stop in front of the mirror and say: 'Hello, sexy man,'" he added.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1995: Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt first graced the cover of the issue in 1995.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1993: Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford

In 1994 and 1993, People didn't choose the sexiest man alive. Instead, Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere were featured on the cover as the sexiest couple on the planet.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1992: Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte was featured on the cover of 1992's "Sexiest Man Alive" due to his bad boy appeal.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1991: Patrick Swayze

Thanks to Ghost, Patrick Swayze went from being a bad dancer (in the movie Dirty Dancing) to a major star in Hollywood. As his co-star Demi Moore said, "He has a very sweet, gentle, kind heart."

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1990: Tom Cruise

In 1990, Tom Cruise became the "Sexiest Man Alive". However, his specialty was not a smile or a toned figure. "His eyes, their color. His look," said Cruise's colleague Valeria Golino.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1989: Sean Connery

In 1989, at the age of almost 60, Sean Connery was recognized as the sexiest man in the world. His reaction: "This time I'm speechless. It's all uphill from here!" he said.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1988: John F. Kennedy Jr.

One of the most attractive bachelors in New York, John F. Kennedy Jr. had a reputation as a party animal. The 27-year-old law student was recognized as the sexiest man in the world in 1988.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1987: Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin was a very modest sexiest man on the planet. "Of course, when I look in the mirror, I'm not very attracted to it," he told the magazine.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1986: Mark Harmon

Marc Harmon was a real 80s style guy. Nevertheless, he became the second sexiest man in history.

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

1985: Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson became the first sexiest man alive in 1985. But the actor was worried about his popularity, so he said at the time: "It's all happening too fast."

What the sexiest men on the planet looked like from 1985 to 2023. Photo

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told about this year's People magazine's choice. The main sex symbol among men is 57-year-old actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey.

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