David Beckham Is 'The Sexiest Man Alive' …But Why?

Here are better options, and not all of them are white. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The Sexiest Man Alive in the world is—drum roll, please—David Beckham. Sure, the former soccer star and British socialite has those dreamy eyes, chiseled features and abs that make us swoon but the 40-year-old, father of four is kind of, dare we say, boring? He’s been a sex symbol for two decades; we get it already! In 2015, there are so many better choices for Sexiest Man Alive. And not all of them are white—Denzel Washington is the only man of color to ever be named The Sexiest. You dropped the ball on this one, PEOPLE magazine. Here are five men that should have the crown.

Idris Elba

Last year, Idris Elba was a Sexiest Man Alive runner-up with Chris Pratt. Runner-up?! Not this Brit babe. Idris Elba is the complete package. From The Wire to Luther, he’s the perfect combination of acting skills with sex appeal. When he was turned down as “too street” to play the first black James Bond, it became an international crisis. We’d like Idris, shaken and stirred, please.

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan is all grown up— in all the right places. The  28-year-old former quarterback in Friday Night Lights has been killing it in serious film roles in Fruitvale Station and Red Tails and big-budget movies like Fantastic Four. He’s been living in the gym for his upcoming role as a boxer in Creed. Have you seen his body on the cover of Men’s Fitness? Ooh wee!

Tristan Wilds

Speaking of young and sexy, can we talk about Tristan Wilds? Don’t let his boyish looks fool you. The dimpled actor, known for his work on The Wire and 90210, is also a Grammy nominated singer/rapper. Not too bad for a 26-year-old. He has everyone, including Adele by the looks of her “Hello” music video, checking for him.

Joe Manganiello

Any man who plays a stripper on-screen is Sexiest Man Alive gold. Joe Manganiello has our minds in very hot and sweaty place after seeing his bumping and grinding in Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. Plus, he somehow made a werewolf sexy in True Blood. He’s not all tough. His love for fiancé Sofia Vergara shows his romantic, soft side too.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is not a little boy anymore. The 21-year-old wants us to see him as a legal and grown man. This year, he’s been showing off all sides of himself to prove it from flashing full-frontal on vacation or giving us a look at him in his Calvin Klein undies. We thank you, Justin.

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