People are pretty peed off about John Legend being crowned Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
The US singer, 40, said he was “excited” by the news, but also “a little bit scared.”
“Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title,” Legend told People. “I’m (also) following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”
Well, he predicted it! People are in fact picking him apart. It seems in the eyes of some, Jason Momoa was shortchanged by not bagging the title.
“When I think about a sexy man I’m not thinking ‘John Legend,’ TV host Wendy Williams said. “The first thing I think of is that I weigh so much more than him and if we were walking down the street and somebody wanted to spray me with a water gun I need a man who’s gonna punch someone in the face.”
“If I could think of one person it would be Jason Momoa,” she added as her studio audience cheered in agreement.
Williams explained why she would pick the Aquaman star over Legend, saying “If you know, I’m not quite feeling right after leaving the club I need a man to throw me over his shoulder and say, ‘come on girl—we’re going.’” She added, “John is not that guy.”
Previous winners include Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 47, David Beckham, 44, and last year’s pick, Elba, 47.
Previous winner Elba sent his best to Legend on Twitter, telling the singer “you deserve it”. He jokingly added: “DO NOT TELL @TheRock He still thinks he’s got the title, I didn’t have the heart to tell him when I took it.”
Legend is a 10-time Grammy winner who won a Tony Award for co-producing a Broadway play.
He gained an Emmy for his work on rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar while he took home an Oscar in 2015 for co-writing the song Glory from the film Selma. He is a confirmed EGOT winner as a result, someone who has managed to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award in their lifetime. Astonishing really!
Legend is married to model and TV presenter Chrissy Teigen