The actor plays Heimdall in the Avengers series and claimed the award to be 'an Ego Boost for Sure'
New York: Following the footsteps of David Beckham, Mel Gibson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and many other dapper dudes, actor Idris Elba was voted the Sexiest Man alive by People's Magazine.
The British actor took to Twitter to share the news and said he was "honoured and thankful."
Who'd have thought it! Thank you @people & all the fans for naming me #SexiestManAlive. Don't forget to grab your issue this week https://t.co/WI7eWfXOPB. I'm honoured & thankful. What’s even more important is your vote in the midterm elections. Your vote can make a difference!👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/TBQapjxJsT— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 6, 2018
He told the magazine about his disbelief in winning the honour saying, "I was like, 'come on, no way. Really?' Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today'. But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise - an ego boost for sure." The 46-year-old actor also claimed that he became an instant hottie after growing a moustache.
Meanwhile, netizens responded to the news saying it was about time, Elba got noticed.
Elba also used the opportunity to encourage people to vote during the midterm elections, winning many hearts with his apparent 'wokeness'.
Last Updated 3:47 PM IST