November 21st, 2013
12:39 PM ET
If Adam Levine is the Sexiest Man Alive, does that make his mom and dad the Sexiest Parents Alive?
We'll go with it, as "The Voice" coach suggested as much while accepting his "Sexiest Man Alive award" on "Kimmel" Wednesday.
"This is a tremendous honor," Levine said while accepting his honor - basically just a mirror - from host Kimmel.
"A lot of people kind of trivialize this sort of thing. They say it's shallow, they think it's just a silly media stunt used to sell magazines and to perpetuate the image of Hollywood being based on looks, and that's totally true. It is. But I'm completely cool with that," Levine joked. "This award means everything to me."
Growing into someone so "cool, confident and seductive" has been "quite a journey," but not one he made alone. He has his "mother and father, both incredibly sexy," to thank for helping him get here - "especially my dad, thanks man," Levine said.
And to "Ryan Gosling, thanks for turning this down constantly, that really helped my campaign."
The idea of Gosling refusing to be named People's Sexiest Man Alive would definitely ease the minds of those who were stunned to see that their favorite meme-friendly actor had been overlooked for the top title yet again.
"I love Adam. But um, @RyanGosling, anyone?" tweeted "Community's" Yvette Nicole Brown. "C'mon now, #PeopleMagazine!"
Vanity Fair, too, was puzzled by the selection, wondering aloud in its headline whether Ryan Gosling was just too busy - again - to accept the honor. And for those who truly don't know why "The Notebook" actor is considered the rightful recipient of the Sexiest Man title, BuzzFeed found ten things he did this year that "are 5 billion times more interesting/hotter than Adam Levine's entire life."
If that seems a bit mean, look at this way: at least no one has protested outside of People magazine's offices, like they did when Bradley Cooper was named Sexiest Man Alive in 2011.
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