Paul Rudd is named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2021

Paul Rudd is the Sexiest Man Alive in 2021 according to People. The actor’s charming magazine cover was unveiled on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night as part of an elaborate prerecorded scene in which Colbert acted as a “sexiness adjudicator” before finally announcing Rudd’s new title, reports NBC.

The 52-year-old actor is consistently one of Hollywood’s funniest and friendliest leading men who periodically trends whenever the internet rediscovers his ability to never age, adds the report. His Sexiest Man Alive win follows fellow Marvel star Michael B. Jordan who received the honour last year.

In his cover story interview with People, Rudd joked he is “going to lean into” his coveted new title. “I’m going to own this,” he said.

“I do have an awareness, enough to know that when people hear that I’d be picked for this, they would say, ‘What?'” he added, “This is not false humility. There are so many people that should get this before me.”

He revealed that his wife of 18 years, Julie, was the only person he told in advance of the big reveal and she was “stupefied.”

The Ant-man actor explained, “But you know she was very sweet about it. After some giggling and shock, she said, ‘Oh, they got it right.’ And that was very sweet. She was probably not telling the truth, but what’s she going to say?”

After landing a few acting gigs in the early ‘90s, Rudd impressed audiences in his breakout role as Josh in the romantic-comedy “Clueless.” He then racked up acting credits, appearing in shows and films like the drama series Sisters and Baz Luhrmann’s take on Romeo + Juliet. 

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