Let’s face it — being named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” can be a daunting experience. How does one nab that highly coveted spot and still remain humble in the eyes of the public? If you’re The Voice coach Adam Levine, you go on Jimmy Kimmel Live and engage in a super cute, ironically self-deprecating speech that makes everyone love you even more. Yep.
The Maroon 5 frontman accepted a faux award (that was actually a mirror) for the nomination, saying with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, “This is a tremendous honor … This award actually means everything to me … Being this cool, confident, and seductive has been quite a journey.”
He went on to thank his mom and dad (for being sexy), his friends (for telling him how good looking he is), Ryan Gosling (for turning it down … repeatedly!), and his predecessors (George Clooney, George Clooney, George Clooney). He also thanked “JT and Thor,” whose faces are placed on the cover of People mag in the corner, so they look as though they are smelling Adam’s “super sexy armpit.”
In closing, he joked, “People of America — great choice. You’re welcome.”
Aaaand we love him even more.
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