Idris Elba is People’s Sexiest Man Alive
Cover revealed on The Tonight Show with Elba speaking via satellite from London Billboard names Ariana Grande 2018 Woman of the Year
Although the news cycle will be a bit preoccupied with the midterm elections this week, People magazine had another result to share: the name of the 2018 Sexiest Man Alive.
On Monday night, the magazine declared Idris Elba, the beloved British actor, the winner of this year’s title. Jimmy Fallon broke the news on The Tonight Show, as he revealed the cover to Elba, who appeared via satellite from London.
“Congratulations on being the sexiest man alive. We have the cover here,” Fallon said. “It refers to you as a sweet, smouldering superstar. Can we see a little smoulder?”
Elba, 46, showed off his sweet and smouldering looks, to the delight of the studio audience. He also caught his first glimpse at the cover, and was very pleased.
“It’s amazing, I’m really, really happy with that. Thank you so much, People magazine, for making me sexiest man in the world,” Elba said, flexing a bicep. “My mum is going to be very, very proud.”
Unlike past Sexiest Men Alive (the cover has been a tradition since 1985), Elba doesn’t have a big upcoming project to promote. Elba, who became a star in America after HBO’S The Wire, had a memorable part in Avengers: Infinity War this year, reprising his role from the Thor franchise. People reported that Elba, a father of two, keeps busy “deejaying in Ibiza, kick-boxing in Thailand, or designing his own clothing line, not to mention planning his wedding to his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, 29, a model.” A LIST OF PREVIOUS WINNERS AT THESTAR.COM/ ENTERTAINMENT Idris Elba is currently working on the highly-anticipated fifth season of Luther. NEW YORK—THE music industry is honouring Ariana Grande.
Billboard on Tuesday named the 25-year-old award-winning singer its 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 6 in New York City.
Previous recipients include Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Selena Gomez.
In a statement Billboard’s vice-president of content Ross Scarano says Grande “consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn’t hospitable to that sort of strength in young women.”
In the past year, Grande has had Top 40 hits including “No Tears Left To Cry,” “Breathin’” and “God Is A Woman.” She helped organize the One Love Manchester concert last year, raising Ariana Grande “consistently stands up for herself and her decisions” in an often unfriendly world, Billboard said in a statement.
more than $23 million for victims of the Manchester bombing.