With a readership of 46.6 million adults, People has the largest audience of any American magazine. The magazine nominates and photographs the sexiest man of the year and has been continuing this ritual for the past many decades. According to the magazine, the men selected to brag ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ title have to gave the soul and looks to earn that crown. Being a do gooder, campaigning for charitable causes, also add brownie points to claiming the title.
As of 2016, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Patrick Swayze are the only winners to have died since winning. Kennedy, Adam Levine, David Beckham and Blake Shelton are the only non-actors to have won the award.

Let’s take a quick look at the last few years of eye candy men!

1985, Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

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1986, Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon 1

1987, Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin 1

1988, John F Kennedy Jr.

John F Kennedy Jr.

John F Kennedy Jr. 1

1989, Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Sean Connery 1

1990, Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise 1

1991, Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze 1

1992, Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte 1

1995, Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt 1

1996, Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington 1

1997, George Clooney

George Clooney

George Clooney 1

1998, Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford 1

1999, Richard Gere

Richard Gere

Richard Gere 1

2000, Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt 2000 People's Mag

Brad Pitt 2000

2001, Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan 1

2002, Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck 1

2003, Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp 1

2004, Jude Law

Jude Law

Jude Law 1

2005, Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey 1

2006, George Clooney

George Clooney 2006 People's Mag

George Clooney 2006

2007, Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Matt Damon 1

2008, Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman 1

Hugh Jackman 2

2009, Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp 2009 People's Mag

Johnny Depp 2009 People's Mag 2

Johnny Depp 2009 People's Mag 1

2010, Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds 1

2011, Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper 1

2012, Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum 1

2013, Adam Levine

Adam Levine

Adam Levine 1

2014, Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth 1

Chris Hemsworth 2

Chris Hemsworth 3

2015, David Beckham

David Beckham

David Beckham 1

2016, Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne The Rock Johnson

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson 2

2017, Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

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How many of your favourites made to the list?

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