Idris Elba Named PEOPLE’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive

Contributed by Shawna Mizelle

For so long many of have already known Idris Elba is the sexiest man alive. Elba captured the hearts of many in his role of Russell “Stringer” Bell in the HBO series, “The Wire.” However, it seems PEOPLE just came to their senses and he was named the 2018 Sexiest Man Alive. Elba joins the likes of Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and more.

Idris Elba is the 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, but only the third black man to wear the Sexiest Man Alive crown.

When he found out about the title he told PEOPLE, “Come on, no way. Really? Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.”

Elba went on to say growing up he was ‘tall and skinny’ and got picked on by other kids. He says, “But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”

The ladies haven’t stopped going crazy since. And let’s not forget his British accent!!!


Elba also took the opportunity to encourage others to get out and vote in today’s midterm elections.

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