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Channing Tatum Named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by 'People'

TatumChanning Tatum is People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012:

"My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me,'" says Tatum, who married actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum in 2009. "I told Jenna after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they'd gotten skunked."

Currently training to play an Olympic athlete in next year's Foxcatcher, Tatum is all heart and muscle at 195 pounds. "I like to be lean. If I get too bulky I can't move well and I like to move," he says. "When I'm not training, I get really round and soft."

Which is just fine by his wife. "People know him to be fun and sexy, but they don't know how emotionally deep and spiritually open he is," says Dewan-Tatum, 31. "He is such an open-hearted person; what you see is what you get."

Since I know everyone's been mulling their choices while waiting with bated breath for this announcement, who would you pick as the sexiest man alive?

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  1. I loved Magic Mike

    Posted by: Jacques Rosasj | Nov 14, 2012 8:20:28 AM

  2. He looks like a psycho. Totally gross!

    Posted by: Markus | Nov 14, 2012 8:20:30 AM

  3. This is one good-looking and damned sexy man but what his wife has to say endears me to him. Long live anyone who is "emotionally deep and spiritually open." Plus he's fun.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 14, 2012 8:26:29 AM

  4. Matt Bomer. I know I'm right!

    Posted by: irisgirl | Nov 14, 2012 8:28:04 AM

  5. I have always hated this entire concept....they are actors for God's sake.
    Why not make this a REAL "Sexiest Man Alive" contest, and let the average guy out there compete. There are millions of real guys that are down-to-earth, good looking, sensitive, caring, intelligent, and have none of the pretentiousness or attitude that these actors have.
    This isn't real sexiness seen's just good PR for People magazine.

    Posted by: Mike | Nov 14, 2012 8:30:26 AM

  6. He just looks like a blank slate to me... like there's nothing going on behind those eyes.

    Give me Fassbender.

    Posted by: endo | Nov 14, 2012 8:31:39 AM

  7. Am I the only gay man who doesn't find him attractive and found Magic Mike boring?

    Posted by: Ken | Nov 14, 2012 8:34:14 AM

  8. @Ken: No. He does zero for me.

    And yes, Matt Bomer is perfect in every way. But as noted, there are plenty of non-celebs who are hot. Like me!

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 14, 2012 8:46:21 AM

  9. @Ken - he does nothing for me.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Nov 14, 2012 8:58:04 AM

  10. Meh....... I think he was much better looking years ago- but the sexiest man alive- thats a bit of a long shot. People magazine looks @ who & what sells on the cover & his flash in the pan time in now......

    Posted by: Todd B | Nov 14, 2012 9:02:58 AM

  11. Hell yeah. I've come around (and come many times) to him.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Nov 14, 2012 9:34:26 AM

  12. Sorry, but AfterElton has better list.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 14, 2012 9:39:27 AM

  13. Give me a flying flipping break...

    The man is beautiful and, IMHO, it's the hottest ass to ever make that cover.

    btw, you've gotta love these people who say he doesn't do anything for them as if they could be the first ones on their knees if he asked.

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 14, 2012 9:51:09 AM

  14. The man I wake up with every morning is my sexiest man alive. Don't tell him I said that or he won't do the laundry anymore.

    Posted by: james | Nov 14, 2012 10:05:07 AM

  15. Cute James, good for you.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 14, 2012 10:22:46 AM

  16. Ricky Martin, Omar Sharif Junior or Anderson Cooper. Really, People can do so much better than this tired "Sexiest straight man alive" business.

    Posted by: gsh | Nov 14, 2012 10:33:42 AM

  17. Ricky Martin, Omar Sharif Junior or Anderson Cooper. Really, People can do so much better than this tired "Sexiest straight man alive" business.

    Posted by: gsh | Nov 14, 2012 10:33:44 AM

  18. I think he is very sexy... in that dumb lumbering guy type of way, which is my type. But C'mon guys! His body is gorgeous. He's a strapping, hunky man, fer Chrissakes! I think he's good looking in a sultry way... not a 10, but the whole package is an instant boner for me.

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Nov 14, 2012 10:40:49 AM

  19. Let me say this on Matt Bomer v. Channing...
    When I imagine having a roll in the hay, I think Tatem would be boffo awesome. Bomer is too prissy looking, too fastidious and too mincing... at least that's the vibe I get. Channing on the other hand would be all about lust!

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Nov 14, 2012 10:43:08 AM

  20. No doubt about it the guy is smokin hot. I personally would choose Cristiano Ronaldo or gay porn model Topher DiMaggio. But as they say "De gustibus non disputandun est".

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 14, 2012 10:57:01 AM

  21. @JSH: Thumps up man Ricky Martin does it for me everytime! ;)

    Posted by: Ryan | Nov 14, 2012 11:17:38 AM

  22. Didn't he come out as Bisexual at one point in his life before marrying his wife?

    I have been a fan of him since his first dancing movie! Bradly Cooper now Channing. lovely.

    Posted by: Patrick | Nov 14, 2012 11:21:00 AM

  23. He's as good a choice for one of these BS lists as anyone. Yes, he is a hottie, and yes, he has animal charisma, something many more 'good looking', even very good looking men and women, don't have. It makes the difference.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 14, 2012 12:12:58 PM

  24. There are so many losers who read this blog apparently.

    He's smokin' hot. Maybe he's not exactly your type, but 95% of the world would kill to sleep with him.

    Someone even called him "totally gross." Get real.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 14, 2012 12:38:34 PM

  25. I think People's need to re-examine their definition of sexy. Tatum is a good looking guy but I do not see him as sexy - yes, even in Magic Mike. I think he and Alex Pettyfer were the 2 least sexy guys in MM, IMO. I would've picked Matt Bomer for sure. Have you seen his ass, OMG.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Nov 14, 2012 3:06:25 PM

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