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 Chris Hemsworth, People's Sexiest Man Alive


Now that Chris Hemsworth has been named People's "Sexiest Man Alive," the Rush star plans to use that title to his advantage. "I think you've bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house," he said. "I can just say to [wife Elsa Pataky], 'Now remember, this is what the people think, so I don't need to do the dishes anymore, I don't need to change nappies. I'm above that. I've made it now.'"

In a behind the scenes video from his photo shoot, Hemsworth joked that the first thing that went through his mind when he was informed about the honor was "Good. You're a couple years too late. I hit my peak a few years ago. I'm on the decline now, so I'm not sure if I still deserve it, but thank you."

The actor, 31, thought it was "pretty funny" when he heard the news—as did his model wife, 38. "We had a good laugh at that," he said. "I'll put it on the mantelpiece just to remind her in the coming years."

Of course, Hemsworth was just kidding about taking a backseat to his wife. Family comes first for the Australian actor, who has three children with Pataky: daughter India, 2, and twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, 8 months. "We just had a big beach day with the kids, swimming and kicking the ball around," the Vacation star said. "That was the first time in a long time we've done that. That's what it's all about."

He added that the "best thing about fatherhood" is that "you get to be a big kid again."

One of the many reasons People selected Hemsworth as this year's honoree was because of his hot body. The movie star famously put on 20 lbs. of muscle to play Thor, a role he'll reprise in next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hemsworth works out regularly and eats healthfully, though he does cheat on his diet. "It's pizza, hamburgers, beer, sugary things," he admitted. "Everything I'm not allowed to have!"

So, what does Hemsworth think is the sexiest thing in the world? "My wife," he said.

Good answer.

Other people featured on this year's list include Matt Bomer, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Dornan Idris Elba, Scott Foley, Ki Hong Lee, Chris Pratt, Eddie Redmayne, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan and Tim Tebow.

People's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue is on newsstands Friday.