Idris Elba is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2018

Bessie Dean
November 6, 2018

With a massive fanbase, Elba's admirers have also frequently used other emojis when tweeting about the actor.

Idris Elba is People's 2018 "Sexiest Man Alive".

In typical self-deprecating fashion, after learning about the accolade, the star of Thor and American Gangster said: "I was like, 'Come on, no way. Really?"' he told the magazine. "Really?"' Idris said. 'Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. "Thank you so much, People magazine, for making me sexiest man in the world", Elba said, flexing a bicep. The actor appeared as Heimdall in the latest instalment of the "Avengers" franchise and is returning to the TV series "Luther" for four episodes in season 5.

Last year, country singer and The US Voice judge Blake Shelton took the title.

Elba is only the second person-of-color to be named Sexiest Man Alive, after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Denzel Washington. Elba was the first runner-up for the honor in 2013. Days later he flatly denied it was going to happen, however.

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Elba is the 33rd celebrity selected for People's annual Sexiest Man Alive designation.

He told People magazine: "Life isn't about thinking about what you should have done".

'But as soon as I could grow a moustache, I was the coolest kid on the block.

He's now planning a wedding to model Sabrina Dhowre, 29, who he proposed to in February.

Elba has two children - a 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and a four-year-old son, Winston. "I think everyone should adopt the philosophy that tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today".

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