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Time Inc.’s People Names David Beckham “Sexiest Man Alive” 2015

He’s a Global Superstar and Down to Earth Dad All about the Humble Heartthrob and the Secrets of His Appeal

#SEXIESTMANALIVE 30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE FEATURING HUNDREDS OF SUPER HOT GUYS: Sexy at Every Age; Like Father, Like Son; Dad Bods, Sexiest Men of Tinder, and More! Plus: Men of the Year; Sexy Men Doing Chores; Sexy Men & their Pets!

And: Married to the “Sexiest Man Alive”… by Victoria Beckham James Corden’s “Plan to Become ‘Sexiest Man Alive’…Someday”

Nov 18, 2015

New York, NY (November 18, 2015) – David Beckham is confident bending it like you-know-who, rocking a bespoke suit, even posing practically shirtless at a People photo shoot. But at heart, he’s a self-effacing East London boy, who can’t believe he scored People’s 30th anniversary Sexy Man crown. “I never feel I’m sexy,” the soccer icon told People. Happiest nesting with wife Victoria and their four kids, doing carpool and yes, vacuuming (he’s a neat freak), he’s flattered to join the club: “It’s a huge honor,” says Beckham, “and I’m very pleased to accept.” People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” 30th anniversary special double issue hits newsstands nationwide on Friday, Nov. 20.


How did wife Victoria respond to the news? “We kind of laughed about it with the boys, and the boys kind of laughed at me and said, ‘Really?! Sexiest man alive? Really?’ My oldest son Brooklyn was the one who was like, ‘Are you sure it’s not me that’s meant to be there today?’” Victoria says, “Around the house, David is just David, not the Sexiest Man Alive!” She adds, “He’s a really good person. He’s a really great dad, he’s very kind, charitable and he inspires me every day.” Highlights from the “Sexiest Man Alive” issue include:


“Men of the Year”: The heartthrobs who defined 2015: Chris Pratt (Sexiest Superstar), Jake Gyllenhaal (Sexiest Shape-Shifter), Rob Lowe (Sexiest Ageless Wonder), Morris Chestnut (Sexiest Ladies’ Man), Blake Shelton (Sexiest Coach), John Stamos (Sexiest Comeback), Neil Patrick Harris (Sexiest Triple Threat), Jussie Smollett (Sexiest Breakout Star), Reid Scott (Sexiest Politi-faux), Justin Timberlake (Sexiest New Dad), Idris Elba (Sexiest Record Breaker), Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, and Alek Skarlatos (Sexiest Heroes), Justin Theroux (Sexiest Honeymooner), John Boyega (Sexiest Stormtrooper), Joe Manganiello (Sexiest Nearlywed), David Monahan and Larry Sullivan (Sexiest Pitchmen), Jamie Dornan (Sexiest Shade of Grey), and more.


“They Clean Up Nicely”: According to a 2015 survey, women find men who do chores sexy. These eight stars get busy: Michael B. Jordan (does laundry), Josh Lucas (loves to cook), Aziz Ansari (does dishes), Anthony Mackie (cuts grass, takes out trash, bathes the kids), Ryan Guzman (takes out trash), and many more.


“Dad Bods”…and proud of them! These five super fit fellas make fatherhood look damn good: Vin Diesel, James Van Der Beek, Michael Strahan, Cam Gigandet, Mario Lopez, and more.


“Animal Magnetism”: The only thing better than a hot guy? Seven guys all posing with their beloved pets. Macklemore with tabby Cairo, Ryan Lewis with Doberman Scarlett, John Legend with English bulldog Puddy, Dennis Quaid with French bulldogs Batman and Gidget, Christian Slater with mutts Fish and Hoot, Val Chmerkovskiy with English bulldog Sir Sleep-a-Lot, Jesse Tyler Ferguson with Morkie Leaf, and more.


“Sexiest Men of Tinder”: People partnered with the dating app to find the most popular guys in each state. If you encounter them on Tinder, you’ll see the People badge at right. Happy swiping!


For more on David Beckham and #SexiestManAlive 2015, pick up People’s 11-30-15 issue on newsstands for two weeks starting Friday, November 20. Please credit People and link to http://www.people.com/SMA for behind-the-scenes video and more.



 About People 

Time Inc.’s People revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the People brand is accessible on all surfaces (print, digital, video, mobile, social) bringing more than 75 million consumers a unique mix of breaking news, exclusive photos, video, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. In addition, comScore ranks the People and Entertainment Weekly Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category.


Each year major media across the globe anticipate the cover reveal of People’s most famous franchise, the #SexiestManAlive (which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015) sparking a lively debate on social media. With a trusted reputation and unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and entertainment, an essential component of People’s editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. People is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in New York City with reporters across the globe. For more information visit People.com and Timeinc.com, and follow @people on Twitter and @peoplemag on Facebook and Instagram.


 About Time Inc. 

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world’s leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 140 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food & Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom such as Decanter, Horse & Hound and Wallpaper*. Time Inc. is home to celebrated franchises and events including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum. Hundreds of thousands of people attend our events every year. We have been extending the power of our brands through various investments and acquisitions, including the formation of Sports Illustrated Play, a new company devoted to youth and amateur sports, and the acquisition of inVNT, a company that specializes in live media. We also provide content marketing, targeted local print and digital advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support services, including subscription sales services for magazines and other products, retail distribution and marketing services and customer service and fulfillment services, for ourselves and third-party clients, including other magazine publishers.


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