The magazine announced the news on the Nov. 17 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Host Jimmy Kimmel had the 33-year-old star come out covered up in a hazmat suit and had his voice altered. He then gave viewers the chance to ask a series of questions and guess who was in the suit.
Once his identity was revealed, Jordan sat down with the 53-year-old host and was asked if he felt any extra pressure to look good given his new title. "I think that expectation now is, like, it's a little unreasonable, just a little bit," the Creed alum said. "But it's a cool title to have."
Jordan said he was notified of the honor after receiving a call from his manager and publicist. However, Kimmel pointed out he actually predicted Jordan would be a frontrunner all the way back in January.
"I feel like I put it out into the universe and the universe said, 'Yes, that is correct. He is the Sexiest Man Alive,'" Kimmel noted. "That's my ESP—my extra sexiness perception that I have."
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