John Legend has been named People‘s Sexiest Man Alive for 2019.
The “All of Me” hitmaker has been handed the annual honor by the publication and admitted it’s “not fair” that he replaced last year’s honoree, “Luther” star Idris Elba, as he doesn’t consider himself as “sexy” as the 47-year-old hunk.
The 40-year-old singer told the publication: “I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure.
“Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m [also] following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”
The “Ordinary People” singer also admitted he’s “so proud” of his success, which has earned him EGOT status — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — and to have a wife like Chrissy Teigen and two children, Luna, 3, and Miles, 17 months, who he feels “so connected to.”
He said: “I’m so proud that I have a wife and two kids I’m so in love with and so connected to.
“I’m also so proud of my career.
“I love writing songs and performing on stage.
“I get a lot of joy from it and give a lot of joy to other people. I’m pretty at ease with myself now!”
Teigen posted a hilarious reaction to the news on Twitter, she quipped: “my secret is out. I have fulfilled my dream of having boned @people’s sexiest man alive!! an honor!!!!! (sic)”
“In February, Legend said he wanted to be crowned the Sexiest Man Alive after finding out his fellow coaches on “The Voice” were both awarded the honor.