For 3rd Time, Sexiest Man Alive Isn't a White Guy

British actor Idris Elba takes the 'People' crown for 2018
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2018 5:59 AM CST

(Newser) – If the 007 rumors are true, Idris Elba is having a very good year. The 46-year-old British actor has been named People's 33rd Sexiest Man Alive, making him the second non-white male to nab the honor in three years, and only the third overall. Jimmy Fallon revealed the news Monday on the Tonight Show, giving Elba his first look at the magazine cover, per the Washington Post. "I checked myself out. I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.' But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling … an ego boost for sure," the father of two says. Prepare for an overload of sexiness: The former Wire star, engaged to 29-year-old model Sabrina Dhowre, is currently working on Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw with another Sexiest Man Alive. (Read more Idris Elba stories.)

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