All the men who have been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive as Chris Evans awarded this year

This year, People magazine awarded the title to Hollywood film star Chris Evans (People)
This year, People magazine awarded the title to Hollywood film star Chris Evans (People)

Waiting to see who the year’s Sexiest Man Alive will be has become an annual pop culture event.

This year, People magazine awarded the title to Hollywood film star Chris Evans.

The news was revealed on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday, with Evans saying to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: “It means a lot, coming from a former Sexiest Man Alive.”

Johnson won the award in 2016.

People’s tradition of selecting a Sexiest Man Alive started in 1985, meaning more than 30 men have had the privilege of the title.

Here is every Sexiest Man Alive winner to date.

2022: Chris Evans

2021: Paul Rudd

2020: Michael B. Jordan

2019: John Legend

2018: Idris Elba

2017: Blake Shelton

2016: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

2015: David Beckham

2014: Chris Hemsworth

2013: Adam Levine

Idris Elba was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 2018 (Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
Idris Elba was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 2018 (Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

2012: Channing Tatum

2011: Bradley Cooper

2010: Ryan Reynolds

2009: Johnny Depp

2008: Hugh Jackman

2007: Matt Damon

2006: George Clooney

George Clooney has earned the title twice - in 1997 and 2006 (PA Archive)
George Clooney has earned the title twice - in 1997 and 2006 (PA Archive)

2005: Matthew McConaughey

2004: Jude Law

2003: Johnny Depp

2002: Ben Affleck

2001: Pierce Brosnan

2000: Brad Pitt

1999: Richard Gere

Richard Gere was chosen as the Sexiest Man Alive in 1999 (PA)
Richard Gere was chosen as the Sexiest Man Alive in 1999 (PA)

1998: Harrison Ford

1997: George Clooney

1996: Denzel Washington

1995: Brad Pitt

1994: No one was named the Sexiest Man Alive in 1994, but the People editor Jess Cagle later revealed that the frontrunners were Hugh Grant, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. He believes that Reeves would have won the title.

1993: Richard Gere

1992: Nick Nolte

1991: Patrick Swayze

1990: Tom Cruise

1989: Sean Connery

1988: John F. Kennedy, Jr

1987: Harry Hamlin

1986: Mark Harmon

1985: Mel Gibson