People think Idris Elba is finally the right choice for Sexiest Man Alive

  • People magazine named British actor Idris Elba as 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive.
  • Elba said he was shocked by his new title and called it an “ego boost.”
  • People on Twitter were less surprised that Elba would be named the world’s sexiest man.

People magazine named British actor Idris Elba 2018’s Sexiest Man Alive, and social media think the publication finally made the right choice.

Elba, who starred in “The Wire” and “Luther,” told the magazine he was shocked by his new title, saying was “an ego boost for sure.”

But people on Twitter were less surprised.^tfw

Some people joked that it was shocking country singer Blake Shelton, who was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2017, received the title before Elba.

Elba, 46, spoke to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” via satellite video after the news was announced.

“My mum is going to be very, very proud,” said Elba, who starred in Marvel’s “Thor” franchise and also performs under the deejay name DJ Big Driis.

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People magazine names Idris Elba 2018’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

When reacting to the news on Twitter, Elba used his platform to urge Americans to vote in the midterms on November 6.

“I’m honoured & thankful,” Elba tweeted. “What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!”

Past winners of Sexiest Man Alive include Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, and Channing Tatum.

A double issue of People magazine featuring Elba hits news stands on Friday.