The American actor, producer and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan was recently named People magazine’s ‘sexiest man alive’ on 17 November 2020, the third Black actor in a row to be given the annual pop-culture honour.
People magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2020
The 33-year-old actor, who is said to be single, said the title gave him “a cool feeling”.
“You know, everybody always made that joke, like, ‘Mike, this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.’ But it’s a good club to be a part of,” he told People in a cover interview for the event. Jordan also opened up about family, confidence and what he’s looking for when it comes to love.
Michael B. Jordan on diversity
It is said that his company, Outlier Society Productions, was the first to adopt an inclusion rider, which mandates that filmmakers enlist a diverse cast and crew. And the actor has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and this year’s election.
“I think there’s a time and a place for everything,” he says. “I’ve been picking my moments to make the most impact. We can all take action—big or small—to help create the change we want to see.”
‘Believe in yourself’
The actor, who when not working relishes driving cars, cooking and playing video games, insists the secret to his confidence now was “fully realizing that you can’t make everybody happy.”
“You could have all the good intentions in the world, and you’ll still get controversy or some type of negativity thrown your way,” he says. “Sometimes you’ve just got to trust the universe, you know? You’ve got to just believe in yourself and do what you feel is really right. I think that adds up.”
‘Sexiest Man Alive’ through the years
- John Legend – 2019
- Idris Elba – 2018
- Blake Shelton – 2017
- Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson – 2016
- Adam Levine – 2013
- Johnny Depp – 2009
- Hugh Jackman – 2008
- Matt Damon – 2007
- George Clooney – 2006
- Matthew McConaughey – 2005
- Jude Law – 2004
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