Nicole Michalik

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: View of atmosphere at People Celebrates Iconic "Sexiest Man Alive" Issue in Times Square on November 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for People)

What a time to be in Philly. A beloved Philadelphia athlete has been named one of People’s Sexiest Man Alive. People Magazine has been teasing it for about a week, and we couldn’t agree more with their Philly pick. He is joined by Timothée Chalamet, Lenny Kravitz, Pedro Pascal, Usher, and Jamie Foxx. I really thought Pedro Pascal would be chosen this year, but supposedly the person has to accept it because they do a photo shoot, interview, etc. So unfortunately Pedro isn’t it.

Rumores have been saying it’s Ryan Gossling. That would make sense actually. He didn’t do much over the last few years, then he not only starred as Ken in the Barbie movie, but honestly stole the show. He was so good. We still can’t get over that dance number.

So who else made the Sexiest Man Alive list? Chris Evans had the title last year, Paul Rudd was 2021, Michael B Jordan 2020, John Legend 2019, Idris Elba 2018, and our beloved Blake Shelton had the title in 2017. Another Philly gem Bradley Cooper got the title in 2011, and Ryan Reynolds in 2010.

As for country singers, no one had a bigger year than Morgan Wallen, and then there’s Zach Bryan. Although I feel like the Sexist Man Alive is always a little older and very famous. Zach Bryan is selling out stadiums, but the average person doesn’t know who he is. Which is a story in and of itself. I am surprised Tom Brady or Luke Bryan never made the list. They are mega famous, which a huge fan base. Unless they were asked and they declined. Supposedly it happens alot, which is why it sometimes takes a while to actually find someone. Same with the Super Bowl. Rumor has it, Usher wasn’t even confirmed until a few hours before the announcement went out.

This year, one of Philadelphia’s most beloved athletes made the list of People’s Sexiest Man Alive, and I have a feeling you’re going to be very excited.

  • Jalen Hurts Should Have Made the List

    Whew Jalen is so smooth. Not only does he kill it on the field, his fashion game is on point. He also has a million dollar smile that is like no other. He’s been doing tons of commercials lately and we understand why. He definitely should have made the Sexiest Man Alive.

  • Bryce Harper Would Have Been a Great Choice

    Bryce has what the kids call “the rizz.” Charisma. He knows he’s a star and he acts like a star. I wish he would do more for Philly, like start a charity, visit sick kids, hopefully he starts to do more soon.

    Championship Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Three

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 19: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after being left stranded on second base against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning in Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Chase Field on October 19, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Nick Castellanos Should Have Definitely Made It

    The gold chair, the black hair, the open shirt, the smirk. Nick looks like he could be straight out of South Philly. Everything he does is cool. Even how he celebrates. Hopefully we’ll get to see more of him out and about over the next few seasons.

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 20: Nick Castellanos #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies rounds third after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on September 20, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

  • Same With JT Realmuto

    JT is the best catcher in baseball, and the best looking. Even though his bats went cold and the Phillies didn’t make it the World Series, he’s still an amazing athlete. He didn’t make People’s list this year, but we have hope.

    Championship Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Six

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 23: J.T. Realmuto #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on before Game Six of the Championship Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park on October 23, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Tyrese Maxey's Smile Lights Up A Room

    Now that James Harden is gone, Tyrese is leading the offense for the Sixers, and well, he’s killing it. He’s even better than he was last season, and hopefully he just keeps getting better.

  • Even Nick Siranni Could Have Been Featured

    Some people say he’s cocky, most of Philly thinks he’s the perfect fit. Let’s be honest, he’s also a very handsome man, with a great personality and most importantly, an incredible coach. He didn’t make the list this year, but maybe soon.

  • People Magazine Chose Jason Kelce as One of the Sexiest

    He’s one of, if not the best center in the league.  He has the #1 podcast in the country, he could be related to Taylor Swift, he has the coolest wife, and the #1 documentary on Amazon Prime.  Jason Kelce is having the best year ever and deserves it more than anyone!

    Eagles Nation on Twitter: "Jason Kelce was selected as one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" finalists for 2023. He is joined by Timothée Chalamet, Lenny Kravitz, Pedro Pascal, Usher, and Jamie Foxx.#Eagles / Twitter"

    Jason Kelce was selected as one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" finalists for 2023. He is joined by Timothée Chalamet, Lenny Kravitz, Pedro Pascal, Usher, and Jamie Foxx.#Eagles

Sign me up for the XTU Nation email newsletter!

Join XTU Nation and get the latest music and local news, exclusive presales, contests, and more straight to your inbox!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.