The world is in awe of People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2018, Idris Elba, going by various reactions on social media.
The British actor, 46, is the 33rd man and the third man of colour to be so named by the American celebrity magazine.
Other previous winners of the coveted title are: Mel Gibson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and David Beckham.
Elba was the lead actor in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom about the legendary anti-Apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela.
Reacting to his win, Elba said, “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’ Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out.
“I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today’. But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise – an ego boost for sure.”
Read reactions monitored on Twitter:
Idris Elba is people's bae for 2018 pic.twitter.com/8Uu60JfTKD
— Chief Erican (@EricanSA) November 6, 2018
— 🇶uadrickk🇳🇬 (@Iam_quadri) November 6, 2018
people acting like we didn't already know idris elba was the sexiest man alive pic.twitter.com/QyiAyo6L46
— alex(is)⚡💜 | got kastle? (@ltfrankcastIe) November 6, 2018
Idris Elba is People’s 2018 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
1. This is the type of news I needed to hear
2. I completely agree—LOOK. AT. THE. MAN. 😍 pic.twitter.com/nL2VgReb83
— Bianca Del Pilar Soto Alarcon (@biancaadelpilar) November 6, 2018
To think Blake Shelton was #SexiestManAlive before Idris Elba.
For Shame pic.twitter.com/mOgmavYyfY
— Emm. (@Emmm_mmm) November 6, 2018
People: Idris Elba is the #SexiestManAlive
— Hanii (@HaniLee1) November 6, 2018
— Grace & Tailor (@graceandtailor) November 6, 2018
Me wey sexy pass Idris Elba 😏, just give me constant money and constant AC, along with movie roles, na then you go see say, na money be fine bobo pic.twitter.com/yZCxmhL23F
— Oranudu 1 (Ezebo N'Umudioka)💸💰🚬⚽🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@Naija_Hokage) November 6, 2018
Idris Elba named sexiest man alive by People, says it is a 'nice ego boost' pic.twitter.com/KLJ50Tz5F2
— Trudi White (@3Avuenue) November 6, 2018
Idris Elba is 2018's 'Sexiest Man Alive?? Y’all have seen josh dun right? pic.twitter.com/CBL78sLpqc
— Nicholas Bourbaki (@bendytoetyler) November 6, 2018
— shewhohasnofriends (@friendless32) November 6, 2018
Congrats to IDRIS ELBA ON BEING NOMINATED THE WORLDS MOST SEXIEST MAN ALIVE……. GORGOUS MAN pic.twitter.com/0HtRL0oZ4Z
— Meliss Alexander (@mhuff586) November 6, 2018
Idris Elba is People's choice for sexiest man alive.
HERE IS MY CHOice😘😍😛
THANK YOU, NeXT! HE READY! pic.twitter.com/wbE7uxIpTL
— aka ANONYMOUS BAE 🐞 ✖✌✖ (@glamourgirl1970) November 6, 2018