- Jul 23, 2012
kenny|1448340015|3953433 said:What do I think of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive thingie?
It is misnamed.
There are 7.2+ billion people on the planet, or around 3.6 billion men.
How many of those 3.6 billion are "famous" enough to western pop culture to turn the heads of women waiting in line at the supermarket and get them to buy a magazine?
Let's be very generous, and say 1,000.
That means 3,599,999,000 men (99.999997%) are not even eligible for People's cover!
Mathematically it is near-certainty that the sexiest man on the planet is not famous.
People Magazine should call it SFMAIWC.
Sexiest Famous Man Alive in Western Culture.
But then they'd sell fewer magazines cause People readers wouldn't feel so special.
He got really socially relevant this year because he is a good father? I disagree. One that's not really a pop culture phenomenon. And he's been that for years.momhappy|1448371484|3953522 said:I'd say that David Beckham is pretty darn perfect. I think what makes him "relevant" is his role as a devoted father & husband, which makes him even more sexy IMO.
momhappy|1448375092|3953533 said:^ I didn't say that he got relevant (this year) because he's a good father - what I said was that I don't have an issue with People not naming Hollywood's latest "IT" guy as the SMA. I sort of like the fact that he's not the latest and greatest - he's just an incredibly sexy guy (who happens to be semi-retired) and he gets a fair amount of notoriety these days from being a devoted husband and father. I don't think that People's SMA necessarily has to be someone who's having a fabulous, in-your-face kind of year...
part gypsy|1448381633|3953573 said:I vote Chris Pratt, because I loved him in Parks and Rec and he killed it both in Guardians of the Galaxy and the Jurassic World flicks. I actually think he should have gotten it in 2014 (when Guardians came out) but I think they picked Chris Hemsworth or whatever. So now he is def. robbed.
Yes Beckham is easy on the eye but he hasn't done anything notable this past year as far as I know.
I think who is picked for this and most beautiful women, is really "who has the best publicist?"
Niel|1448366238|3953504 said:You're not blowing minds here, Kenny.
packrat|1448416150|3953797 said:Oh bloody hell I don't care if he's in his 70's, Patrick Stewart is gorgeous to me!