Chris Evans On Receiving People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Title: ‘My Mom Will Be So Happy’
People magazine has hailed Chris Evans as the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2022.
For the publication’s cover story, the 41-year-old actor shared his thoughts about the newly received title. He told the magazine with a laugh that “this whole thing is tough to be interviewed about,” adding that “it feels like a weird form of humble bragging.”
The outlet noted that while the Marvel actor is still adjusting to the title, including talking about it, he reveals that the news will delight his mother.
It quoted Evans from the interview published later on Monday, saying, “My mom will be so happy.”
It continues, “She’s proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about.”
For her part, the “Captain America” star’s mother told People that she was “not surprised at all” with her son obtaining the title. She seemingly shared a joke, however, stating that their “family will be beside themselves.”
While Chris Evans knows his mother will be proud, he told the magazine that “it’s ripe for harassment,” hinting at him bracing for some jokes from his close friends. He even stated, “Really this will just be a point of bullying.”
The publication later noted in the same piece that the “Avengers” star is yet to become quite comfortable with him being the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2022. But, it shared that the actor would look back on the title fondly many years from now.
It quoted Evans, saying, "It's something that as I become old and saggy I can look back on and say 'I remember then…' I'm lucky to be in the discussion in any capacity."
Chris Evans has joined a long list of celebrities, who graced the cover of People magazine as the “Sexiest Man Alive” over the years, according to Entertainment Weekly.
These include fellow Marvel actors Chris Hemsworth, Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba, and Paul Rudd, who was last year’s honoree.
Other celebrities who also obtained the title in the past include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Legend, and Channing Tatum.
Hours before naming Chris Evans, People revealed some of the names who made it to this year’s issue. These include Kendrick Lamar, Robert Pattinson, Jack Harlow, Diego Luna, Jo Koy, Ke Huy Quan, and Aaron Judge.
The list also features George Clooney, one of the few celebrities who obtained the “Sexiest Man Alive” title twice, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2016.