They should really have the new Sexiest Man Alive be crowned by the previous winner, like Miss America. A crown. A sash. Flowers. Tears. The whole thing.

Unfortunately, there's no real ceremony to the thing, other than a magazine filled with photos of sexy men. We'll have to settle for that!

Credit: People

Channing Tatum was named 2012's Sexiest Man Alive, and People's 2011 winner, Bradley Cooper, happened to be on The Today show yesterday to talk about his new film Silver Linings Playbook. Matt Lauer asked him how he was going to deal with a new guy taking his Sexiest role. First, Bradley joked that he was going to try for a repeat. Then, he added, "I think it was instituted back with [George] Clooney, but there's a whole decompression that you go through. After this I get whisked away to somewhere in Wisconsin and they talk me down for about a week. … I think Matt Damon runs [the program] now."

Ha! That sounds like a great follow-up sketch for Jimmy Kimmel and his Handsome Men’s Club. At least Bradley has a sense of humor about the whole thing. There’s nothing sexier than that.

Source: Today

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