And it turned out, the crap started at home.
His Victoria's Secret model fiancée, Behati Prinsloo, apparently thought she was being pranked when Levine called to tell her the news.
"Well he called me before, obviously, it came out, and he was like—you know Adam," Prinsloo recalled Monday on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the host of which counts Levine as a pal. "He was like, ‘Babe, guess what,'" she flipped her hair and feigned a surfer dude's voice. "'No, no big deal, I got People's Sexiest Man Alive.'"