Channing Tatum named Sexiest Man Alive
November 14th, 2012
09:30 AM ET

Channing Tatum named Sexiest Man Alive

We've mentioned it before, but we'll say it again: 2012 is definitely the year of Channing Tatum.

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The 32-year-old actor is not only one of GQ's Men of the Year, but he's also been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

As predicted, the magazine has unveiled a "charming, chiseled" Channing on this week's cover, which features the "Magic Mike" actor in a casual white tank and slacks.

The low-key look fits the Southern star, who at first thought People was pulling his leg.

"I play a lot of practical jokes, so my first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me,'" he said. "I told [my wife] Jenna after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they'd gotten skunked. She was like, 'What?!'"

Yes, this sexy man is taken - he married his "Step Up" co-star Jenna Dewan in 2009.

And while his wife is enjoying her husband's rep - Channing can't quite bring himself to say it, but Jenna's taken to calling him "the Sexiest Man Alive," because who wouldn't? - she tells People that he's far more than just a ripped physique.

"People know him to be fun and sexy, but they don't know how emotionally deep and spiritually open he is," the 31-year-old actress, who recently appeared on "American Horror Story," told the magazine. "He is such an open-hearted person; what you see is what you get."

Channing, who's had a busy year with back-to-back lead roles in "The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike," is now training to portray an Olympic wrestler in 2013's "Foxcatcher." And in his spare time, it sounds like he's also working on expanding his family.

"I'm ready; I think she's ready. It's more about trying to find the right time," Channing said of having kids. "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."

For more of 2012's sexiest men, including Ben Affleck and Denzel Washington, visit People.com.


Filed under: Celebrities

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  1. Jesse

    LOL so funny. These guys are all products of Photoshop and airbrushing. Go search the web and find some pics of these so called hot guys and they all have the beer hot dog gut hanging. You go Hollywood.

    November 21, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Marge

    he's not my type .. but he's very cute.

    November 18, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. i could go for an apple right now i'm hungry...

    :)

    November 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. this is not attention...this is a computer...

    i want human contact...its much more rewarding then this sh-t

    November 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. I enjoy being older--

    i don't give an F about being my age because i still get the attention when i'm out and from everyone..i could care less
    what you think about my life.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. GaPeach

    Rob Lowe! Someone needs glasses! He could not hold a candle to this guy! Also a lot older.

    November 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. GaPeach

    I really think they could have picked a better picture of him for their cover! I have seen him in many photos and I don't think this one does him justice. Just my humble opinion.

    November 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. i better then you and always will be

    and you smell–everyone Smells it from here...try douching.

    November 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. disorder.

    -

    November 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. lesley burkes

    I am a lesbian but if this man was to come my way i would "do him"!!! wat a handsome man !

    November 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bill

    Evidently the judges have never seen me.

    November 15, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. mplaya

    NOT. what a horrible, horrlbe choice.

    November 15, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. DBB

    Dang you guys have no life give the man credit for actually making the magazine cover, not alot of celebs can get that. Wether he deserves it or not he's pretty hot, may not be the hunk of everybodys dream but he's got the characsteristics.

    November 15, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Biggster

    Good looking guy, terrible actor.

    November 15, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. blckwdw

    Yay! Congratulations Channing you're a DOLL!

    November 15, 2012 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  16. notethat

    Never heard of him. What's with the puppy face look uh what your name again?

    November 15, 2012 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  17. Laurie

    Should have been Jensen Ackles,just saying!

    November 15, 2012 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  18. Vladik, SK

    Never heard of him.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ophu

    Sounds like this board has a massive case of pnniss envy

    November 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  20. laundrysmith

    short busness.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  21. my grandfather wore that undershirt when he was sweeping

    and mowing the lawn...I miss you Nonno. Love, Anna.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  22. essmeier

    Never heard of him....or his wife, for that matter.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Loubies

    Okay A) That is not a casual white tank top. It's a wife beater and it's tacky. And 2) Channing Tatum is a total butter face. Not even in the top 500,000 of attractive men. My dogs wrinkly balls are more attractive than this dude.

    November 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  24. JPTN

    How in the hell?

    November 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Megan

    Ok he may be in the top 500 cutest boys but come on! This guy for number one?!? You guys are nuts!

    November 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  26. its no wonder the poor dear has to drink so much

    -

    November 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. dumbf (s)

    please don't cheat on me,, please, please i'll just die..please please.....i control you remember that...
    let's f every wednesday ok? please don't cheat i beg of you...
    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    November 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Shelly

    Gorgeous guy. Unbelievably gifted with the MOST outrageous core control I have EVER seen. Nice to hear there is more to him that just hunkiness!

    November 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  29. nitrous

    It's nice to see a special needs person win for once.

    November 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • wang

      Exactly! Is he not one of the most inbred looking mfr you"ve ever seen?And the few movies I've seen him make it clear his acting ability is...well, non-existent. Keep his name in mind though, he'll be a trivia question within the next few years.

      November 14, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Loubies

      bwahhhaaaaa!!!!

      November 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Debbie

    my dad use to wear shirts like that, under his real shirt in cold weather, looks like underwear

    November 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  31. CA

    Dang!
    Maybe nex year.

    November 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. fugley

    he's an ugly lil pickle isnt he!

    November 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  33. closeted

    ok, so I look but never do anything about it. he's ok, but not gorgeous. can't think of a single actor I would come out for. now musicians, that's another story.....

    November 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  34. clear it-

    B000FFEFDB-

    November 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Lisa M

    I think I just found my Christian Grey!!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Zorro

    The word on the street in Castro is that he has a small one. I don't like that.

    November 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jeff Wilson

    Is it me or are guys names getting more and more feminine sounding?

    November 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  38. paul

    how come he wasn't last year? does he have a movie coming out..

    November 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  39. acajunthatsagun

    A dubious distinction.

    November 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Michelle

    YUM

    November 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Lance Boyle

    Who?

    November 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  42. mofo

    Last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it.

    November 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Ben Dover

    Why isn't he smiling.....oh wait....heh heh...

    November 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  44. No--

    Teeth are in production

    November 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Yea...

    my tingle is not getting excited either–maybe because they all like this where i work. lol

    November 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Lady

    He has ugly teeth!.....

    November 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Jeremy

    USA never ceases to amaze me. There are soo many other dudes, YES I SAID IT, soo many other dudes that look waaaaaayyyy more beautiful than this man. SMH!! Good night folks lol

    November 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Achira

    Its a fallacy.understand relative terms,who did u compare with?women have given birth to men,dont deceive to uaself!

    November 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  49. J. Davis in Knoxville, TN

    I loved Channing in The Vow, one of my favorite movies of all time. Congratulations to him–what a hunk. I still wish Ryan Goesling would win some year soon.

    November 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  50. phearis

    Who the hell is that?

    November 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  51. CLOWN

    He looks like he just lost his dog.

    November 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  52. JR

    I thought it would be Candy Crawley

    November 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Steve O

    Thought for sure I won this year. Dammit!

    November 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Deb

    You must be kidding! right?

    November 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Socrates

    The US is a funny country. There is room for any stupidity.

    November 14, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Eliza U.

    Channing you make me h*rny baby.

    November 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Baaarf

    Baaaarf! That guy is ugly and generic.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  58. Taters

    Taters !

    November 14, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  59. Uh huh

    I'd hit that.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  60. anna

    I dont think so!!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  61. TxNurse

    Uhhhhhhh whoever said he's too scrawny must have never seen him with his shirt off...that boy is ripped.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  62. MichelleObama

    i thought it was Bashir al-Assad

    November 14, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  63. TWITTERNZ T

    @CarlyReaJepsen!!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  64. Jeffrey Honickman

    Howabout Rob Lowe?

    November 14, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  65. Eddie Pugatch

    Buffet is a TROLL!

    November 14, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  66. Leon Peris/Wolk Scientific

    We need to help Warren Buffet with his Dementia.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  67. ?????

    He's ok. I would have voted for "sir" at 9:52.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  68. JESUS

    love fergi in colombia

    November 14, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  69. Debra

    Who?

    November 14, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  70. MightyMoo

    Good for him, I'm not spending my life chasing after some image of a man that isn't me. I have more important things to worry about.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  71. Mary

    Who picks these clowns?

    November 14, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  72. Chris

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lose again

    November 14, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Ha!

      That's because they are just plain losers! Maybe they could win on "the biggest loser" show.

      November 14, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  73. Cap'n Rita

    Doesn't do a thing for me. But, I'm sure the feeling would be mutual. He's too scrawny-needs some substance on those bones. Too pretty boy.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  74. out of it

    Who?

    November 14, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  75. MARCI

    YOU PICKED THE WRONG PERSON,SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEREK HOUGH.ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  76. sir

    funny, i thought i was.

    November 14, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • JeffinIL

      It's an understandable mistake since you've never met ME.

      A lot of people around me seem to have a fixation with the word, "narcissism". I have no idea what that's about.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Are you Yoda?

      November 14, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • JeffinIL

      @Chris, brilliant! I bow to your superior humor.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |

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