Might there finally be a decisive victory in the battle for People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive? I know Bradley Cooper won the prize, but Ryan Gosling‘s contingent has been up in arms, insisting that their man is the bigger sex symbol. And now it looks like Bradley himself is getting behind Ryan. (You’re welcome for that image, double-entendre enthusiasts.)
On an episode of The Graham Norton Show, Bradley addressed the controversy and explained that Ryan is actually a friend of his:
“It’s so awful that I’m admitting this, but the hell with it: There was such a backlash when they announced it [from people who favor] Ryan Gosling, who I love, and I just made a movie with him and he’s the greatest.”
He then went on to tell how a friend sent him a pair of paparazzi shots: one of Ryan and one of himself. And he found Ryan’s to be the sexier photo:
“It’s [paparazzi shots of Gosling] walking around, and he literally looks like he’s in a photo shoot, like he just came off the runway. The peacoat is like this, with the scarf! And then there’s ones of me, and I literally look like the neighbor who never comes out of his house.”
Well, well, well. Has Bradley relinquished his crown to our bigtime crush Ryan? (It’s a crown of abs and it’s very handsome.) Time for a People retraction.