Patrick Dempsey is formally 2023’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” based on Individuals journal — a divisive selection that has earned each reward and critique from followers of the annual good-looks competitors.
The outlet topped Dempsey, 57, with the esteemed honour late Tuesday. The Gray’s Anatomy “McDreamy” actor first revealed himself on a particular section of Jimmy Kimmel Dwell after a 20 questions-style guessing sport.
Dempsey additionally sat down for an interview with Kimmel to debate the coveted journal cowl spot. When he was requested why it took Individuals so lengthy to declare him Sexiest Man Alive, Dempsey mentioned he didn’t know however was “grateful” anyway.
Kimmel echoed the opinion of a lot of Dempsey’s followers and joked that ready till 2023, nearly 20 years after Dempsey made hearts flutter as Dr. Derek Shepherd, was like “uncorking a bottle of tremendous wine.”
Throughout his cowl shoot for the journal, Dempsey additionally performed into the truth that he’s been ready for the title and mentioned he’s “lastly” Individuals journal’s Sexiest Man. He quipped that he must be the last-ever Sexiest Man — or ought to at the least maintain the title for the following 10 years, given the delay in his extremely anticipated win.
“I’m glad it’s occurring at this level in my life,” Dempsey instructed Individuals. “It’s good to have the popularity, and positively my ego takes somewhat bump, however it provides me the platform to make use of it for one thing constructive.”
His reason behind selection is The Dempsey Middle, a basis providing free-of-charge help and complete care to most cancers sufferers. Dempsey based the centre in 2008 after his mom’s ovarian most cancers analysis.
The husband and father of three mentioned he was “shocked” to be instructed he was chosen for the 2023 title.
“I began laughing, like, ‘You’re kidding me. It is a joke, proper?’” he teased. “I’ve all the time been the bridesmaid!”
Dempsey mentioned he’s been a runner-up for Sexiest Man Alive 10 instances. This yr, he’s grabbing entrance and centre whereas different Hollywood hunks take a backseat, together with Pedro Pascal, Timothée Chalamet, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Lenny Kravitz and Jason Kelce, who can even be featured within the concern.
As is often the case with Sexiest Man Alive, Dempsey’s crowning has evoked a powerful response from these each for and towards the choice. Lots of his longtime Gray’s Anatomy followers have mentioned, like Dempsey, the honour is lengthy overdue. Others felt it was too late.
Dempsey’s profession has developed since Gray’s Anatomy. The actor, who’s a real-life racing fan, will play Italian driver Piero Taruffi within the upcoming and extremely anticipated biopic Ferrari. The movie, which is about to be launched on Christmas Day, struck an interim settlement with SAG-AFTRA amid the actors’ strike.
Earlier than Dempsey, an extended line of leisure hotties have been acknowledged as Sexiest Man Alive, starting with then-29-year-old Mel Gibson in 1985. Final yr, everybody’s favorite cable knit-wearing cutie Chris Evans took house the honour.
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