Michael B Jordan has been named People magazine's sexiest man alive, taking over the honour from singer John Legend. The 33-year-old actor, who starred in Black Panther, was revealed as the winner during Jimmy Kimmel's US chat show, entering the studio in a pandemic-appropriate yellow hazmat suit.
Michael had his voice disguised while he answered a series of questions from fans at home. He gave clues, saying he worked in film, was not an Avenger, he is not married and has also not been in a relationship with Taylor Swift. A viewer then correctly guessed Jordan's identity and he removed the mask.
Previous winners of the prestigious sexiest man alive title have include Brad Pitt, Sir Sean Connery, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Idris Elba. Jordan is best known for playing villain Erik Killmonger in Marvel's superhero blockbuster Black Panther, as well as for his lead role in boxing drama Creed.
Speaking on Kimmel, he said it is a "cool title to have," revealing he found out about the news while driving. It's a cool feeling," Jordan told People. "You know, everybody always made that joke, like, 'Mike, this is the one thing you're probably not going to get.' But it's a good club to be a part of."
Jordan said the women in his family "are definitely proud of this one".
Of the magazine, he added: "When my grandmother was alive, it was something that she collected, and then my mom naturally reads it a lot and my aunts as well. This is one that they're definitely going to have a special place for."