LONDON, England — Idris Elba has been named “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2018, by People Magazine.
The 46-year-old, is the 33rd person to receive the People magazine honour.
The U.K. native is one of a small handful of people of color to receive the accolade since the inaugural “Sexiest Man Alive” spread in 1985, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (2016) and Denzel Washington (1996).
Blake Shelton took the title in 2017.
Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week https://t.co/WI7eWfXOPB. I'm honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/TBQapjxJsT
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) 6 november 2018