All Hail Idris Elba! The People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2018

Date November 7, 2018

Now that you know who to follow next, let's get acquainted with the hottest guy crowned for this year!

Best known from his debut on the TV series, The Wire and Luther, Idris Elba was born in London on September 6, 1972.  The British superstar belongs to immigrant working-class parents; his father was an African while his mother came from Ghana. Apart from his budding interest in theatre and learning drama, in his teen years, he also DJed by the title, Big Driis the Londoner. That's some history!


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Just imagine the Heimdall from Marvel Comic sequel, Thor working as a disc jockey. Let that sink in! 

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Sexiest man alive

Sorry, Gwen Stefani! Your husband, Blake Shelton has got competition, Last year's Sexiest Man Alive, Blake was quite excited to see who would take his place in 2018. Previous honorees include some of our favorite heartthrobs like Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, and all the way back to Hugh Jackman in 2008.


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This year, PEOPLE has honored Idris Elba for his talent bestowed in Hollywood. The Luther star was in complete disbelief and was overwhelmed when he got the news of being the Hottest Man Alive for November 2018 magazine issue. His delight was published by E! online as he revealed sweetly:

I was like, 'Come on, no way. Really?' Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today. My mum is going to be very proud.


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Jimmy Fallon congratulated handsome Idris Elba as he unveiled him as PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive on his live show. His lovely smile is all the reason to love him more!

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Editors explained their choice

PEOPLE TV featured a special interview with the man of the hour to get all the answers you would want to ask him. The chief editors of the magazine also revealed what made their eyes stop at Idris while finding the most desired man of 2018. Their selection result was on point indeed!

Fans have been long lobbying for Elba to receive this title for years, and their campaigning finally paid off! Share this and let us know if you believe the man is well deserved.

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