Idris Elba is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2018

People Unites The Nation By Naming Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive

Elba, who was recently announced as being part of the cast for the upcoming 'Cats' adaptation, said he was honoured with the award. Now, he's finally got the recognition he deserves.

Idris Elba has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive 2018.

His early days were far from sexy, Elba said, growing up "tall and skinny" at an all-boys school in London, where he played football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby.

"And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK?" he said.

Elba, who recently directed the film "Yardie", also told the magazine that as a kid he "got picked on a little bit", but when he got older and grew a mustache he was the "coolest kid on the block".

The star was preceded by Blake Shelton who won last year's coveted title much to the surprise of many. Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive.

He also took the opportunity to encourage his followers to vote in the upcoming United States midterm elections. "Your vote can make a difference!"

The 46-year-old "Avengers: Infinity War" star frequently uses Twitter and is a popular topic of discussion on the social media site with more than 1.4 million Tweets about him this year. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers." he told People magazine.

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Amidst the show, talk show host Jimmy Fallon had made the Luther actor strike poses similar to that on the magazine cover with him adding: "My mom is going to be very, very proud".

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