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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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111 Responses to “Channing Tatum: 'People' Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2012!”

  1. 1
    lauren Says:


  2. 2
    Joanna Says:

    No. No, no, no!

  3. 3
    Coco Says:

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

  4. 4
    Joanna Says:


    Count me in.

  5. 5
    DailyNightly Says:


  6. 6
    sheigh Says:

    @Coco & Joanna : And me too!

  7. 7
    Hit Says:

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

  8. 8
    Buzzy Says:

    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.

  9. 9
    viti Says:

    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.

  10. 10
    you Says:

    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

  11. 11
    Charlotte Says:

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

  12. 12
    lulu Says:

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

  13. 13
    John Mayer Says:

    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.

  14. 14
    Leah Says:

    I prefer the ginger one from Harry Potter…

  15. 15
    Dani Says:

    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.

  16. 16
    Jenna Says:

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

  17. 17
    lwwl Says:

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

  18. 18
    Klara Says:

    Chris Hemsworth is the sexiest man alive 2012.

  19. 19
    Helen Says:

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

  20. 20
    lucy Says:

    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….

  21. 21
    lucy Says:

    Sorry I meant Chris Hemsworth…Thor

  22. 22
    Charlotte Says:

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

  23. 23
    Sheila Says:

    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!!

  24. 24


  25. 25
    lolo Says:

    Definitely not my type!

  26. 26
    no no no Says:

    it should have been christian bale

  27. 27
    Joanna Says:

    What about Ryan Gosling? :D

  28. 28
    K R Says:

    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.

  29. 29
    Leenah Says:

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

  30. 30
    JillyRo Says:

    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.

  31. 31
    Katie Says:

    Sexiest man? Not according to me and my girlfriends.

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

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

  32. 32
    people magazin Says:

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

  33. 33
    Katy Says:

    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!

  34. 34
    Ale Says:

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

  35. 35
    XYZ Says:

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

  36. 36
    XYZ Says:


    No ure not, count me in too

  37. 37
    XYZ Says:


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

  38. 38
    eve Says:

    Barf! Meathead!

  39. 39
    Bo Says:

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

  40. 40
    Bo Says:

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

  41. 41
    elodie Says:

    no charism,ugly,prefer COOPER!!!

  42. 42
    cmac Says:

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

  43. 43
    Lulu Says:

    I only see “meat”. Not SMA.


  44. 44
    criss Says:

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

  45. 45
    Lia Says:

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

  46. 46
    Saad Khan Says:

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

  47. 47
    rachel Says:

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

  48. 48
    kim Says:

    @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

  49. 49
    Phoebe Buffay Says:

    @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

  50. 50
    wanda Says:

    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.

  51. 51
    ness Says:

    no way, so many finer good looking guys then him.

  52. 52
    WhatATool Says:

    Chris Hemsworth should be on the cover, so glad I canceled my sub. to People years ago. that big chin chick from Friends was in every issue

  53. 53
    sammy Says:

    lol no.

    he seems like a really nice guy and he’s fairly attractive but no way in hell is sexiest man alive.

  54. 54
    cari Says:

    Ugh. People Magazine wouldn’t know sexy on a GOOD day. Christian Bale is clearly the hottest guy in LA and Hollywood. But you’d never see him on their so-called ‘list’ because he doesn’t suck corporate ****. And that’s an actual quote.

  55. 55
    Nora Says:

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  56. 56
    Marky Says:

    @Joanna: No! Ryan Goslin is soo boring, plus I don’t find dry cracked lips sexy at all. and to make it worse, he has an obsession with big nosed blonde women. Yuck!

  57. 57
    Marky Says:

    Chris Hemsworth should be next years sexiest man!!!

  58. 58
    Nicole Says:

    Good Choice People!!! Can’t wait to get my issue!!!

  59. 59
    wahtehfack Says:

    this is ridiculous

    gosling or chris hemsworth should it be

  60. 60
    ladyb Says:


  61. 61
    AMY Says:

    Hell nawh, Brad Pitt looks better than him even though he’s old. There’s a lot of people in the real world who are way hotter than him and he gets all the fame and glory!

  62. 62
    solecito Says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is just a PR campaign for Channing. He’s easy on the eyes, but my choice is ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

  63. 63
    Marky Says:

    @Marky: I had to come back here and apologize. I meant to say that Ryan Reynolds is boring, not Ryan Goslin. I love Ryan Goslin!!!!

  64. 64
    She Says:

    Robert Pattinson

  65. 65
    jess Says:

    Seriously? He looks like my lesbian friend. She’s probably sexier too.

  66. 66
    lc Says:

    are y’all crazy!? or lesbians? he’s gorgeous!

  67. 67
    QueenFan Says:

    Johnny Depp should be the winner!!!

  68. 68
    kris Says:

    they should cut his face

  69. 69
    thele Says:

    are u kidding! he is soooooooooo hot!!! *reallydeservesit*

  70. 70
    thele Says:

    come on you hater-kids, grow up! this is not sexiest boy alive, this is sexiest man alive and he IS sexy an manly, wich really doesn´t mean to look boyishly perfect, but to have some edges…makes him even sexier!

  71. 71
    SpecialK Says:

    I respect Channing because he is a good family man now. But he used to work as stripper in real life, and for me that is not sexy, is just cheap, ok? so the “Sexiest Women Alive” for People Magazine is going to be Coco Austin? tacky as hell. Gerard Butler might be an indecent man but this is not the “decent man alive” but the sexiest, and besides Gerry never worked as a stripper before.

  72. 72
    LaCroix Says:


  73. 73
    Alice Says:

    not my type at all, besides, he can’t act.

  74. 74
    the_boyfriend Says:

    bloat face, no thanks.

  75. 75
    Heather Says:

    Wow, are you guys blind?! He’s a perfect choice.

  76. 76
    loli Says:

    Jensen Ackles & Chris Hemsworth .. Hell even Eric Dane is more sexy than him!

  77. 77
    katherine Says:

    he is handsome plus all the other good positive qualities rolled into one package–my choice,too

  78. 78
    katherine Says:

    not only is he handsome, he has all of the other good positive qualities rolled into one winning package–my choice, too

  79. 79
    Cath Says:

    Channing is hot, I do agree ! But when are they going to crown Ryan Gosling ?

  80. 80
    uh huh Says:

    Tom Hiddelston better be in this issue.. *sniffles*

  81. 81
    uh huh Says:

    @loli: You had me until Eric Dane.

  82. 82
    sharyllee Says:


  83. 83
    Frida Says:

    ew no

  84. 84
    JJ Says:

    I think he is sexy, because he is faithful, kind, and seems like an overall good down to earth guy. Thats something I find extremely sexy in a guy. Plus he is a really good looking guy :)

  85. 85
    pearls to pigs Says:

    my slightly uncooked custard is more exciting to watch than this guy

  86. 86
    Lili Says:

    @Buzzy: Where do you work???

  87. 87
    Fefe Says:

    Why him ?
    I mean..this isn’t the TeenChoiceAwards’ Male hottie category !!
    He may be ”not too hard to look at” , he’s faithful loves his wife and all of that , but when I hear the word Sexy, other names come to mind : Ryan Gosling , Chris Hemsworth, Matt Bomer ,Christian Bale , Adam Levine , Michael Fassbender and the list goes on …!
    IMO the sexiest man alive should be someone : Smart, Attractive and talented> ( not overrated )

  88. 88
    Emma Says:

    The only thing interesting about this is the hilarious episode of Don’t Trust the B about it.

  89. 89
    B Says:

    I’m sure Channing is a nice guy and everything but I never understood his appeal. Also where is JGL? He had a big year and is literally praised in every movie he’s in. I guess People hasn’t seen his Ignition cover, or his SNL monologue.

  90. 90
    Arie Says:


  91. 91
    KissThis Says:

    YES!!! Couldn’t agree more! He is the sexiest man out there right now.

  92. 92
    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

    Ryank Gosling got jerked.

  93. 93

    You guys’ taste is in your mouths. Channing is totally hot and doably sexy. Does he have a compelling personality? No. Is he brimming with deep and intellectual thoughts? No. Is he a brilliant actor? Uh, no. Is he a sexy male bimbo? Uh, YES!

    If they include Justin Bieber in the list, however, then the whole thing is totally rigged….

  94. 94
    Kris Says:

    For me the sexiest man will always be my Australian Husband, Chris Hemsworth!

  95. 95
    Really? Says:

    Channing Tatum? Really?

    Come on People Magazine, where’s Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, Chris Hemsworth, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Keanu Reeves, Christian Bale, Robert Downey Jr., Misha Collins, Charlie Hunnam, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milo Ventimiglia, Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine, Andrew Lincoln?

  96. 96
    Juicy Lucy Says:

    So, People mag went from Frencn Vanilla sexy to just plain vanilla sexy.
    Channing has less appeal than Bradley Cooper. Why not John Stamos, Chris Hamsworth or Tom Hardy?

  97. 97
    danielle Says:

    Unbelievable choice. I like Tatum, but he is definitely not the most sexiest man on the planet. Not even close. I wonder how much his people paid People for this “honor.”

  98. 98
    smile Says:

    He’s hot in cool jock kind of way. But he’s not THE hottest. What does this mag have against RDJr.?

  99. 99
    Missy Says:

    I’m so happy for Channing. I’ve been a fan of his since the beginning of his career and I’ve met him once a few years ago and he was so humble and an angel to me. But I understand if everyone isn’t going to agree with People magazines choice, but I don’t believe every woman ever agreed to every single sexist male alive issue because we’re individuals who have different taste men.

  100. 100
    Jessie Says:

    We all have opinions that matters only to ourselves. I do not find this man sexy or even good looking. He looks ok, but I don’t find him the least interesting with or without clothes.

  101. 101
    Tina Says:

    If this was a woman, she would have been criticized for being in these ridiculous lists….

  102. 102
    lim Says:

    people, u forgot ZAC EFRON.

  103. 103
    ex nihilo Says:

    any such list that isn’t topped w/daniel craig is a travesty

  104. 104
    Dave Franco Says:

    Rooney Mara will be named Sexiest Woman Alive. Mark my words!

  105. 105
    Lou Says:

    I don’t find him sexy at all. People’s choices suck!

  106. 106
    Lisa Says:

    noooo Jensen Ackles is the sexiest man alive

  107. 107
    Ceara Says:

    He is not hotter than Josh Duhamel and Ryan Gosling

  108. 108
    yes Says:

    Unattractive, married and an odd name. People magazine, nobody wants to fap off to a married celeb, its just not a turn on.

  109. 109
    LBputzer Says:

    So many of these comments complain about “polling” and “people’s choices”. FYI, that is not how the winner is chosen. The editors at PEOPLE review a combination of candidate’s: 1) career trajectory over the past year, 2) personal life/reputation in the industry, and 3)of course– looks. Then they decide among themselves.

    Channing’s hot, but “Sexiest Man Alive” has to be the silliest, most exaggerated title a magazine ever came up with. “Sexiest Celebrity” might work—but “Sexiest Man ALIVE” ? C’mon folks . . .I can guarantee you the sexiest man on the planet isn’t even a famous person.

  110. 110
    blondie Says:

    Brad Pitt is hot and still the sexiest, but not available.

    Ewan McGreggar….also hot and very sexy, but not available.

    The hot ones are mostly already taken.

    So, there you have it.

    Alex Baldwin is off the market.
    Judd Law? Taken? I think that his career is his lady!!!

  111. 111
    getreal Says:

    get real girls that are on here….i guarentee if he were to walk up to you on the street, you would be like a giddy little school girl, wishing that he would **** the **** out of you. and asking to sign this and that, and take pictures with him.

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