- “The Gray Man” and “Knives Out” star Chris Evans has been crowned Sexiest Man Alive by People.
- Speaking about the honor, Evans said his mom Lisa will be delighted.
- “She’s proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about,” the actor said.
From “Not Another Teen Movie” and “Knives Out” to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Evans has played everything from heartthrob to hero, and now he has been named the Sexiest Man Alive 2022.
Evans has become the latest star to earn the honor from People magazine, which was announced on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Tuesday night.
While the 41-year-old actor couldn’t be there in person to accept the award as he is busy filming the festive flick “Red One,” the “incandescent supernova of hotness” (as Colbert described him) did appear in a pre-taped segment.
Evans was shown accepting the award from 2016’s recipient, Dwayne Johnson, who is also set to appear in the upcoming film.
Other previous winners include Michael B. Jordan, John Legend, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Blake Shelton, Ryan Reynolds, Channing Tatum, David Beckham, and Paul Rudd.
—People (@people) November 8, 2022
In an interview with People, the actor said he is expecting some teasing from his close friends over his new title, although he is not going to shy away from “humble bragging” about it.
“This whole thing is tough to be interviewed about. It feels like a weird form of humble bragging,” he said before adding: “Really this will just be a point of bullying. It’s ripe for harassment.”
However, he said that there is one person in his life who is completely over the moon: his mother, Lisa.
“My mom will be so happy. She’s proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about,” he said.
Lisa herself, who was present for the interview and accompanying photoshoot conducted on a farm outside of Atlanta, Georgia, added: “I am not surprised at all. Our family will be beside themselves.”