Idris Elba is people's s£xiest man alive

By Michael Klugey
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Idris Elba is people's s£xiest man alive

Hollywood actor, Idris Elba has been crowned People’s sexiest man alive for the year 2018. 

The 46-year old father of two joins the list of Hollywood’s hottest stars as he becomes the 33rd sexiest. The list starts with Mel Gibson in 1985. Last year’s pick was Blake Shelton.

From his breakthrough role in America as drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s hit series The Wire to his commanding portrayal of Norse God and Asgardian gatekeeper Heimdall in Marvel’s Thor franchise, the British heartthrob, 46, has become one of Hollywood’s biggest and sexiest stars.

So what did Elba think when he first heard about his latest title?

“I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?'” the actor tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.”


Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise an ego boost for sure.”

About what he looked like before he became the Idris Elba we all know him to be today,. he said, “I was very tall and skinny,” says the 6’3″ Elba. “And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, okay? I got picked on a little bit. But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”

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