New York: David Beckham announced ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People’s Magazine at a show in London on Tuesday night.
The 40-year-old English Football defeated Hunstman heartthrob Chris Hemsworth, who received the accolade in 2014. In the upcoming Issue of People, Beckham told that he hardly thinks of himself as a sex symbol, but that he was “pleased to accept” the title.
“It’s the best moment of my career,” Beckham joked on a London show “I would obviously like to thank my parents for bringing me into this world, of course. I would like to thank my hairdresser, my stylist (and) Photoshop.”
As per early speculations, Beasts of No Nation actor Idris Elba, Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt and The Martian star Matt Damon as some of the top contenders, Beckham stealthily crept up on the competition.
Prior to his retirement in 2013, Beckham became the first Englishman to win league titles in four countries, and played in three World Cups. He’s launched his own H&M menswear collection, ” Modern Essentials” and has maintained his sex icon status all while playing family man to posh fashion designer Victoria Beckham and their four children, Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 13, Cruz, 10, and Harper, 4.
Beckham will join the illustrious ranks of past honorees, including Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum and Adam Levine.