Wednesday, November 14, 2012

People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012: Channing Tatum

Yup, I can sure live with that... People magazine has named its 2012 Sexiest Man Alive as Channing Tatum, who electrified the screen this year with Magic Mike... not to mention bringing to the big screen a hot & hunky cast that included Joe Manganiello, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer and Alex Rodriguez.

Here's what People writes about Tatum in advance of the Sexiest Man issue that comes out Friday, November 16... He may have bared (almost) all of that incredibly chiseled body in this year's Magic Mike but 2012's Sexiest Man Alive Channing Tatum was still modest when he heard the news: "My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me,'" says Tatum, who married actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum in 2009. "I told Jenna after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they'd gotten skunked."

Her Alabama-bred heartthrob of a husband is also a sculptor who quotes Edgar Allan Poe, loves to give her massages and can't wait to start their family. "I'm ready; I think she's ready," Tatum, 32, says.

"The first number that pops into my head is three, but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that. It’s really easy for us guys to say, 'I want like 15 kids. Jenna will be like, 'Well you better get another wife!'"

Currently training to play an Olympic athlete in next year's Foxcatcher, Tatum is all heart and muscle at 195 pounds. "I like to be lean. If I get too bulky I can't move well and I like to move," he says. "When I'm not training, I get really round and soft." Which is just fine by his wife. "People know him to be fun and sexy, but they don't know how emotionally deep and spiritually open he is," says Dewan-Tatum, 31. "He is such an open-hearted person; what you see is what you get."

Previous recent People mag cover men: Last year, Bradley Cooper was honored with as Sexiest, Ryan Reynolds took the 2010 title, and Johnny Depp was named in 2009. Fellow Magic Mike alumnus McConaughey was awarded the Sexiest trophy in 2005. For the complete list, of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive choices from 1985 through 2011, see below the jump. *

People Magazine ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ List

    1985 – Mel Gibson
    1986 – Mark Harmon
    1987 – Harry Hamlin
    1988 – John F. Kennedy, Jr.
    1989 – Sean Connery
    1990 – Tom Cruise
    1991 – Patrick Swayze
    1992 – Nick Nolte
    1993 – Richard Gere & Cindy Crawford (‘Sexiest Couple’ Awarded instead)
    1995 – Brad Pitt
    1996 – Denzel Washington
    1997 – George Clooney
    1998 – Harrison Ford
    1999 – Richard Gere
    2000 – Brad Pitt
    2001 – Pierce Brosnan
    2002 – Ben Affleck
    2003 – Johnny Depp
    2004 – Jude Law
    2005 – Matthew McConaughey
    2006 – George Clooney
    2007 – Matt Damon
    2008 – Hugh Jackman
    2009 – Johnny Depp
    2010 – Ryan Reynolds
    2011 – Bradley Cooper