‘People’ Magazine Names Bradley Cooper As The ‘Sexiest Man Alive’


It’s that time of the year again … time for People magazine to crown this year’s Sexiest Man Alive. The folks at People have compiled a list of the sexiest men in Hollywood and have determined that one man is the sexiest of all … and that man is Bradley Cooper. Bradley is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s special issue of People but the mag is packed full of other sexy men … from Chris Evans to Joel McHale and everyone in between. Click below to preview the 2011 edition of People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue!

Sure, he’s easy on the eyes, but there’s more to 2011’s Sexiest Man Alive Bradley Cooper than dazzling baby blues and a killer smile. Ladies, take note: this Georgetown grad can whip up dinner, take you for a spin on his motorcycle and whisper sweet nothings in French (he’s fluent!). Just don’t try convincing him what a catch he is. “I think it’s really cool that a guy who doesn’t look like a model can have this [title],” says the Hangover actor, 36. “I think I’m a decent-looking guy. Sometimes I can look great, and other times I look horrifying.” Another reason to love him? Cooper, whose father Charles passed away in January, is especially close with his mom, Gloria. When he learned he’d been crowned Sexiest Man Alive, the “first thing I thought,” he says, “was, ‘My mother is going to be so happy.'” So what’s the truth about his dating status? Cooper, who was with Renée Zellweger for two years until their split in March and has been spotted out with Jennifer Lopez in recent months, says he’s a “single 36-year-old male.” “If you’re a single man and you happen to be in this business,” he says, “you’re deemed a player. But I don’t see myself as a ladies’ man.”

Aww … Bradley. While I wouldn’t personally name him THE sexiest man alive, I can’t say that I can argue with People magazine’s decision to name him so. Whether you agree with this annual list or not, you have to admit that it’s a fun little thing to look forward to each Fall. You’re gonna hafta pick up this week’s issue of People magazine to see ALL of the sexy men they feature this year but I’m thinking it’s worth the effort. People always complies really great lists like this. What do y’all think of the sexy men featured above? Any sexy dudes that YOU hope made the cut this year?


  • Katie

    Oh I totally agree with People. He is YUMMY! I have adored him since the first moment I saw him on Alias.

    • Krissy

      I agree! Bradley is hot, and he was such a cutie on Alias. He has had a great year, and I hope he continues to get good parts that show off his skills.

    • ChristineLA

      Totally agreed. Bradley Cooper is so likeable on many levels, and SO sexy!

  • Reno

    Yay for Jason Momoa! I would love to see Joel Kinnaman from the Killing.

  • Sarah

    Ryan is a lot sexier than Bradley in my opinion

  • Eliana

    hmmm…apparently chest hair is now in? who would have thought. Getting back to topic, all these men are YUMMMYYY!

  • Bradley? NEITHER in my list….. I don’t even find him that ”sexy”

    • whatever

      Are you serious? He is way hot!

  • Newb

    How on earth can you put that pic of Jason Momoa on the cover and then declare that Coop is hotter?

  • Freakinfatone

    It’s always interesting that for a magazine about sexy men, they sometimes get the worst pictures of some incredibly attractive men. Dylan McDermott looks emaciated, something odd is going on with Joel McHale’s face, and Jason Momoa is definitely hotter than that picture.

  • Britt

    I LOVE Bradley’s eyes but I think Ryan Gosling is the sexiest man at the moment. Ryan’s had a bigger year than Bradley too.

  • superjosh

    Haha a bunch of jokers must run People. This year has been about two guys only:

    Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender.

    • Roxie


    • Isabelle

      Double Amen.

    • Virgojai

      Ryan Gosling is so hot right now. Pople seriously should’ve jumped all over that. Did B.Coop stop a fight in the streets of Brooklyn this year?

    • @Virgojai — “Did B.Coop stop a fight in the streets of Brooklyn this year?” I know, right? Hahaha!

  • Sara

    Ian Somerhalder had better be on this list!!! :D

  • nicole

    Jason & Ryan make me drool everytime.

  • Nadine

    C’mon People! I was hoping it would be Ryan Gosling! I adore him! He is beautiful and sweet and talented! Bradley Cooper…? really?

  • Shannon

    Love Bradley Cooper especially in a suit mmmmm. Also Joel Mchale is ehh… Kinda cute, and much better since his hairline mysteriously stopped receding.. But not sexy!

  • Janaegal

    I want to agree with sarah, britt and nadine, but I’m too busy muttering to myself, “back off my man, be-yotches!”

    Ryan gosling has had the bigger year and is the clear winner of everything in life. And I’m not just super biased cause I’m his future wifey.

  • Gal Capone

    Barf. I have a question though…why did you not put up a pic of Idris Elba? Just curious. He’s my pick hands down!

  • helen

    I love me some ryan, but that interview of bradley speaking french just stole my heart!

  • rinachandayo

    Isn’t Bradley Cooper so two years ago? This was Ryan Gosling’s year! He would have been the better pick I think.

  • Masher

    Not feeling it. Bradley has great eyes for sure, but not sexy in my opinion. He must have a movie coming out or something and they feel they need to promote him. And please… how does Justin Th(whatever his name is) even get a pic in people magazine. Just because he is Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend. He is yucky even cleaned up. Maybe he is a nice guy, but there are definitely yummier eye candy guys to add to the line up than him. Not buying this year’s issue.

  • Lexifer

    Dylan McDermott looks like David schwimmer in that picture :s gag

  • Mandie

    2 words people, Michael Fassbender.

    I love Ryan Gosling and he’s had a great year, but I promise Michael Fassbender (who’s having an insane year) is going to cause spontaneous combustion among women, and men too.

    Trent, I noticed you haven’t gotten on this train yet… I would if I were ya :)

  • Taylor

    I second the vote for Michael Fassbender! His voice is the most seductive voice ever. Yes, the man is so hot even his voice radiates hotness. Yum!

  • Claire

    Pssh, I personally don’t find him the least bit attractive. Just not my taste, I guess. Ryan Gosling totally should have taken it though, especially with all he’s had going on lately.

  • Kristín

    i was SHOCKED that Ryan Gosling didn´t get first place! He got number 10!!!
    I don´t agree with the first 9 places..

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  • Yash Vardhan

    no way

  • Drewzilla

    Lame pick, yet again. Brad is just ok, but definitely sexier than the plainness known as ryan. Neither are in the same UNIVERSE as that tall sexy Chris Hemsworth though; thats the only man deserving sexiest man alive.