To many, Chris Evans is considered their Best Chris (and yes, those people obviously don’t know about the piping hot total package that is Christopher Lloyd). And last night, People Magazine declared that not only do they think that Chris Evans is the sexiest man with a pulse named Chris, but he’s also the sexiest man of all sexiest men alive. So, somewhere Chris Evans’ publicist is soothing their worn-out muscles in a BenGay bath after successfully winning a wrestling tournament in People’s offices against the other publicists who wanted to win this totally real title for their client. Sorry, Austin Butler’s rep, do your chin-ups and pull-ups, and you’ll beat those tricks next year.
While Chris Evans being named this year’s Sexiest Man Alive, may make some people ask, “When we turned back the clocks on Sunday, did we turn them all the way back to 2019?“, this choice being three years late doesn’t bother me. But what does bother me is that People put Chris Evans on the cover of their Sexiest Man Alive issue and didn’t feature the best thing about him, his dog DODGER EVANS! Journalistic integrity: People Magazine has none!
Leading up to last year’s Sexiest Man Alive announcement, it was rumored that Chris Evans was 100% going to get the title after supposedly missing out the year before because of his dick pic “scandal.” That rumor was wrong, though. 2021’s Sexiest Man Alive was wholesome vampire Paul Rudd. But Chris is now finally the sexiest. The announcement was made, with help from 2016’s SMA The Rock, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
The last ten SMAs include Paul, The Rock, Michael B. Jordan (2020), John Legend (2019), Idris Elba (2018), David Beckham (2015), Chris Hemsworth (2014), Adam Levine (2013), Channing Tatum (2012), and prepare to let out a throaty UGH… Blake Shelton (2017).
On top of displaying his hotness in a roll-sleeved t-shirt, Chris Evan fulfilled his other SMA obligations by telling People what his mom might think of his title:
Present-day Evans, 41, is still adjusting to the new title—and having to talk about it—but he knows this news will delight at least one person: “My mom will be so happy,” he says. “She’s proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about.”
“This whole thing is tough to be interviewed about,” he says with a laugh. “It feels like a weird form of humble bragging.”
The Gray Man star is also bracing for some good-natured ribbing from his close friends. “Really this will just be a point of bullying,” he jokes. “It’s ripe for harassment.”
Regardless, his mom Lisa is delighted by the news. “I am not surprised at all,” she tells PEOPLE. “Our family will be beside themselves.”
And at 41 years old, Chris said that he’s a better boyfriend than when he was younger, and getting married and having kids is something he wants:
“That’s absolutely something I want,” he says. “Wife, kids, building a family. When you read about most of the best artists, whether it’s actors, painters, writers, most of them [admit] it wasn’t the work they made [that they are most proud of], it was about the relationships, the families they created, the love they found, the love they shared. So it’s also something through my long 41 years that also rings true. Those things are the most important. I love the idea of tradition and ceremony, I had a lot of that in my life so the idea of creating that, I can’t think of anything better.”
The actor also says he’s a “much better” romantic partner now vs. in his younger years, thanks in part to age and experience, but also because he’s better at identifying areas for personal growth and improvement.
Chris didn’t say if he’s single or not, but there’s a rumor that he’s currently bumping bits with 25-year-old actress Alba Baptista.
This is great for Chris and his publicist and everything, but that cover is incomplete without Dodger Evans. Honestly, some people probably looked at that cover and thought, “Who’s Chris Evans?” I mean, we all know him by his official name: Dodger’s Human!
And here’s more of Dodger’s Human and the owner of America’s Ass™ in People’s SMA issue:
Pics: Michael Schwartz/People