Each year, People puts on an exhaustive search to find the elusive man whose sexiness outweighs that of all other men. This year, the magazine didn't have to look much farther than the set of The Voice, where a ruggedly handsome country singer caught editors' discerning eyes. That's right: Blake Shelton has been named 2017's Sexiest Man Alive.
When Shelton learned that he'd won the sexy title, he responded with his trademark wit. "[My first thought] was that y'all must be running out of people," the singer told People. "Like, Wow, we’re down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical."
But if anyone's not surprised by the honor, it's Blake's supportive girlfriend Gwen Stefani. The former No Doubt singer encouraged her beau to accept the flattering title. "[Gwen] goes, ‘Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t take this gift and just live in the moment," Shelton said.
Stefani doubled down on her stance. "He's perfect for [Sexiest Man Alive]," she said. And, that's not just because Shelton has a "somewhat symmetrical" face. "Somebody that is funny and has a sense of humor is sexy — that's the No. 1 thing," the Hollaback singer said.
Now that he's getting comfortable with this new title, Shelton has big plans for how he'll use it. "I can’t wait to shove this up Adam [Levine’s] ass,” Shelton joked about his fellow Voice judge, with whom he has a close, joking relationship. “As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that’s really the only thing I care about.”