I wasn’t even allowed to vote, and I am very unhappy about it. I was never sent a mail-in ballot, nor was I ever instructed where there was an in-person polling place where I could go to cast a ballot. No, I’m not talking about THAT election……the one held on November 3rd. I am talking about the election, or should I say “selection”, because no one I know was ever consulted or allowed a vote, of People Magazine’s 2020 Sexiest Man Alive. Michael B. Jordan.
I have nothing against Mr. Jordan. He’s a good enough looking man. I’m sure he’s also a very nice man. But for the 2nd year in a row, he’s not MY candidate of choice. I kept quiet last year and did not complain about the choice of John Legend
because having watched him on the Voice all year, he seemed like a genuinely decent person, and he was, admittedly, very easy on the eyes.
However, neither of these men is the most obvious choice on earth ( in my humble opinion), and that would be………….Jason Momoa.
People Magazine’s current editor, Dan Wakeford, says that “The “Sexiest Man” is a person of character, but they also consider…… “Who is hot, who is doing really well, and who actually is sexy. We think about what is sexy at the moment. What do people find appealing at the moment? We send calls out to consumers and focus groups, working out who people find sexy. There’s a lot of people on that initial research.”
I am a consumer. I am also a loyal subscriber to People Magazine. No one from People Magazine ever called me. So, Mr. Wakeford………here is the opinion of a consumer you did not seek in your outreach.
Jason Momoa………I mean, seriously, the height and breadth of the man are staggering. 6’ 4” tall, sparkling green eyes, perfect features, engaging smile. His face, underneath admittedly too much hair and beard that could use a good trimming, is simply gorgeous.
The title is “sexiest”, not cute, nice-looking, or simply pleasant looking. You should not gaze upon the titled “Sexiest Man Alive” and think……..Oh, he’s nice. Nope. When you look at him, your heart should pound, skin tingle, and breath come in short gasps.
Mr. Wakeford goes on to say that “It’s not about being a macho, muscled protector……………… But being sexy is about being decent, intelligent, funny, and talented.”
Although Jason Momoa does look like a macho, muscled protector, he also checks the rest of the boxes. His philanthropy and openly admitted adoration of his wife and children are a check for decency. I have heard him speak intelligently on a variety of subjects, most passionately about the environment. His humor is self-deprecating and infectious. His talent……….. I don’t know how much talent it takes to be Aquaman, but I’m too blinded by his looks to care. There is that spectacular face, even if Wakeford says it’s not about that. (I never said I wasn’t shallow.)
I am aware that there are currently deep chasms of differences of opinions in our country.…………. I expect your opinions on my choice of Sexiest Man Alive will be just as varied and vocal. It’s okay. Wouldn’t it be more fun to debate and argue over who is the Sexiest Man Alive than how much toilet paper to hoard?