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Channing Tatum: 'People' Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012!

Channing Tatum: 'People' Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012!

Channing Tatum has been given the super prestigious title of this year’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine!

“My first thought was, ‘Y’all are messing with me,” the 32-year-old actor shared with the magazine upon hearing the news. “I told [wife] Jenna after we’d been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they’d gotten skunked. Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now.”

“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,” Channing said about having kids one day. “It’s really easy for us guys to say, ‘I want like 15 kids.’ Jenna will be like, ‘Well you better get another wife!’”

Other actors to receive the honor include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, and last year’s pick, Bradley Cooper.

Be sure to pick up Channing‘s People cover, on newsstands this Friday! Bigger cover inside…

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  • lauren


  • Joanna

    No. No, no, no!

  • Coco

    I must be the only one who doesn’t see him as a sexy man.

  • Joanna


    Count me in.

  • DailyNightly


  • sheigh

    @Coco & Joanna : And me too!

  • Hit

    at least it’s not Justin Bieber or those chicks from 1D :D

  • Buzzy

    Further proof that People is nothing more than a publicist’s tool. He’s hot, but get real. Half my co-workers are as sexy.

  • viti

    he had a very successful year and I’m sure People thinks that equals big sales for this issue and that’s all they care about.

  • you

    he’s good looking but not sexy. especially not in the same criteria as brad pitt, george clooney, and the others. same goes to last year’s pick, bradley is kind of good looking but nowhere near sexy

  • Charlotte

    Sure. And Honey Boo Boo’s mom is the sexiest woman alive 2012…

  • lulu

    his body is hot but his face is ugly!! he’s not attractive

  • John Mayer

    This should not be a surprise to anyone considering the year he’s had professionally. ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ is more about success than beauty, really.

  • Leah

    I prefer the ginger one from Harry Potter…

  • Dani

    Really? He’s not all that, which he seems to think he is. This is more about publicity for not only him, but his famewhore wife.

  • Jenna

    Are you kidding me?? This whole “Sexiest Man Alive” thing is a joke… :/

  • lwwl

    the cover is sexy but suddenly pump put Beaver face at the right corner..ruined the beauty of the cover.

  • Klara

    Chris Hemsworth is the sexiest man alive 2012.

  • Helen

    Much better than bradly copper but they should choose keanue or James franco

  • lucy

    Most certainty no. He seems very plane and uninteresting…sort of dumb Ill take Liam Hemsworth or Alexander Skarsgard over this dumb face. Now those are some very masculine men….

  • lucy

    Sorry I meant Chris Hemsworth…Thor

  • Charlotte

    @Leah: Actually I think Rupert Grint is hottest than this man.

  • Sheila

    No doubt he is not an ugly man, good looking in his own way. But to me, not sexy at all, ilke ZIPPO sexy, to me he’s just a a big muscle-gym rat lug of a man who talks in monotone and with his voice and looks, he doesn’t seem to have much going on in the brains dept. which to me is sexier, a man who sounds intelligent plus good looking. But CT is like any gym rat who spends too much time with weights and not enough time with books!!



  • lolo

    Definitely not my type!

  • no no no

    it should have been christian bale

  • Joanna

    What about Ryan Gosling? :D

  • K R

    I certainly find him sexy, not for his body or face but the way he leads his life. And for the great love he has for his wife. They have been together since 2006, may not seem like a long time, but this is Hollywood. I have never , ever heard any rumors of straying. The support they show each other is inspiring.

    He is always nice to his fans, loves his family and friends,stuck to his friends who knew him before he became big,supports them in every way he could and remains to this day the simple Alabama boy he is.
    He may never be the best actor ever, but he is a good man. For that reason alone, i defiitely endorse him the sexiest.

  • Leenah

    Where’s Ryan Gosling or Jepsh Gordon Levitt? We all know Jared Leto is the sexiest man alive,since ever.

  • JillyRo

    No appeal to me whatsoever. Just his name alone, Channing Tatum is ridiculous. He’s a flash in today’s pan but does not leave a lasting impression.

  • Katie

    Sexiest man? Not according to me and my girlfriends.

    Who wants to read about an old married fart talking about his wife and future kids on the sexiest man issue?

    The timing’s just right to increase those Magic Mike dvd sales.

  • people magazin

    ahhhm what about ryan gosling, joseph gordon-levitt, tom hardy, michael fassbender or christian bale….this is a joke right????

  • Katy

    totally agree with you! and is one of the reason that I think he and other famous are chosen. Depending on how was your year and it was a really good year for him!

  • Ale

    I don’t think he’s sexy. Ryan Gosling is SEXY, not Tatum.

  • XYZ

    what a joke…. all these polls, all these pieces of shit….

  • XYZ


    No ure not, count me in too

  • XYZ


    “famewhore wife” is an understatement…. shes even lower than that….

  • eve

    Barf! Meathead!

  • Bo

    Great choice! And he is a “normal” down to earth actor that is happily married! Awesome!

  • Bo

    @Klara: I am sure he’ll be on the cover one day!

  • elodie

    no charism,ugly,prefer COOPER!!!

  • cmac

    This title has now officially become meaningless. It started when Bradley Cooper beat out Ryan Gosling.

  • Lulu

    I only see “meat”. Not SMA.


  • criss

    he is not the sexiest of them all, he is just cute not sexy , welll for me is not even that

  • Lia

    I will not pick up People magazine’s sexiest man alive issue unless Ryan Gosling is on the cover page!

  • Saad Khan

    Bullsh*t … Ryan Gosling is the one and success of few movies doesn’t make anyone sexiest man alive. #Hypocrisy

  • http://dlookingo rachel

    Alexander skarsgard is so much hotter. at least it is not ben affleck or george clooney.

  • kim

    @cmac and @lia …Amen… Look up the definition of sexy and you will see a picture of Ryan Gosling it seems like People Magazine is the only one who does not know..In a movie in a picture or just walking down the street the man is sexy

  • Phoebe Buffay

    @K R:

    That’s exactly how I feel about him! I find him sexy because he seems to be a great husband and hopefully one day will be a good dad there are different kind of sexy for me, he’s the kind of guy I’d like to marry. I don’t think he’s dumb, he’s not brilliant like some of the actors you guys mentionned but he’s not Kellan Lutz dumb, he’s normal. I like that, I’m normal too I couldn’t be with a Christian Bale for example even if he’s so sexy it’s driving me nuts sometimes ahah

  • wanda

    What is wrong with People magazine? Badley, now him? They seriously can’t be compared with previous winners such as Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp.