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'Sexiest Man Alive 2011': Which TV Stars Made the Cut?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 17th 2011 6:05AM
Bradley Cooper, People's 'Sexiest Man Alive 2011'Bradley Cooper's been celebrating being named as 'People' magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive 2011.' After saying his first thought on hearing the news was, "My mother is going to be so happy," the buff 'Hangover' star joked "I'm waiting for Dax Shepard to come out, and that it's an episode of 'Punk'd.'"

Cooper added: "I think it's really cool that a guy who doesn't look like a model can have this. ... I think I'm a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying."

So which TV stars have been deemed hot enough to join Cooper on the list? Well, there are some conventional hotties like 'Luther' star Idris Elba, 'Community's Joel McHale and 'Game of Thrones' glowering Horse Lord Jason Momoa, but there are also a few guys who are, well, perhaps less obviously hot in the conventional sense.

Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for 'Family Guy' creator Seth McFarlane, 'Modern Family' star Ty Burrell, 'Glee' warbler Darren Criss and the men of 'Parks and Recreation.' (Yes, time for Ron Swanson devotees to do the happy dance: He is now officially "hot.")

Joel McHale's inclusion in the list may not be enough to cheer him up after NBC decided earlier this week to bench 'Community' (Save Greendale!). In a sarcastic dig at the network suits last night he tweeted "Thx @Peoplemag 4 including me in the #sexiestmanalive! You sure u don't want 2 delay this announcement 2 sometime vaguely in March or April?"

Josh Charles, who plays Julianna Margulies' onscreen husband in 'The Good Wife' quipped of his inclusion in the Top 12, "Guess I should put down this steak sub & hit [the] gym." He is joined in the coveted Top 12 List by '30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin and Dylan McDermott. Viewers of 'American Horror Story,' in which the very lithe McDermott bares all quite frequently, will know just why he's back on the list this year.

Showing that what's on the inside counts just as much as what's on the outside, wounded veteran and 'Dancing With the Stars' finalist J.R. Martinez is also named one of 'People's sexiest men. He almost died aged just 19 after suffering 40 percent burns in a Humvee accident while on active service in Iraq. Recalling his harrowing experience in an interview with Jay Leno, Martinez talked about what went through his mind during his road to recovery: "Coming out of a coma and seeing your body for the first time and thinking to myself, how am I ever gonna get a beautiful girl?"

Here's that Top 12 list in full:
Bradley Cooper
Idris Elba
Liam Hemsworth
Justin Theroux
Chris Evans
Tim McGraw
Josh Charles
Joel McHale
Jason Momoa
Ryan Gosling
Alec Baldwin
Dylan McDermott

'People's Sexiest Men issue hits newsstands Friday, Nov. 18. Check out their full coverage here.

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Why is Taylor Kitsch not listed?

November 17 2011 at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

OMG, you guys missed it by a mile. If you're talking about the sexiest guy alive set your sights on Matt Passmore of The Glades. That guy exudes "sexy" from every pore. Take it from a woman of a certain age Matt Passmore is the complete package that goes into making a guy 'sexy'.

November 17 2011 at 8:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Queerest Man Alive?

November 17 2011 at 8:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cindy Hale

No way! Go watch The Hangover, and then watch Crazy, Sexy, Love. Gosling is the clear winner. :)

November 17 2011 at 6:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Who gives a ****?

November 17 2011 at 6:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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