Jimmy Kimmel made the announcement Tuesday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" revealing the cover and subsequently, interviewing the sexy cover star. The 40-year-old former soccer star is married to designer and Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. Together the couple have four children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.
In his "acceptance" speech on the late-night show, Beckham said the honor was "the best moment of his career" and thanked a few people for making it possible.
Though Beckham said he is honored to receive the accolade, he told People he had a few hesitations.
"I never feel that I'm an attractive, sexy person," said Beckham in his People interview. "I mean I like to wear nice clothes and nice suits and look and feel good, but I don't ever think of myself that way."
Beckham joins an elite group of men who have all claimed the "Sexiest Man Alive" title. Hemsworth claimed bragging rights in 2014, while Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine won it in 2013.
Make sure to pick up your copy of People's "The Sexiest Man Alive" issue on newsstands this Friday.
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