When Blake Shelton made fun of Adam Levine for being named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive last year, he probably didn’t expect to land on the list of Sexiest Men a year later.
Before entering People’s Sexiest Men Hall of Fame himself, Blake joked about the magazine’s choice in naming his friend and fellow judge on NBC’s The Voice as 2013’s Sexiest Man Alive. The competitiveness of their friendship was proven when Adam sent Blake a giant version of his Sexiest Man Alive cover that was so big it towered over Blake, who stands at 6-foot-five.
“I’ll go on record right now and say that People Magazine lost every ounce of credibility they ever had by knowing they had the opportunity to either choose me – with both of these chins – or Adam Levine, and they chose Adam Levine. I mean, who can take that magazine seriously now? Not me,” Blake joked in an interview earlier this year.
The magazine revealed it wasn’t just Blake’s southern charm and swoon-worthy looks that landed him a spot on this year’s list, but also the anticipation of how the Maroon 5 front man will retaliate.
“After all the jokes he made to 2013’s Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine, it seems fitting that Shelton, 38, has a spot on this year’s A-list, so his ‘Voice’ pal can get back at him. (We’ll be watching.),” the magazine writes of the country music superstar. We’ll be watching too!
Blake found himself among 10 others on the list including Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Tim Tebow, and Chris Hemsworth (who will grace this year’s cover). People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue will be available Friday.
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