7. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
I have such a crush on Dwayne Johnson. With his wrestler past, bulked-up physique and non-white heritage, he would be an unexpected choice, but a good one. He continues to star in blockbuster films and shed his nickname in favor of true movie star status. Plus, how could you not love that smile?
8. Taye Diggs
Hubba hubba. If a guy looks that hot in glasses, he deserves to be named Sexiest Man Alive. Plus, he’s got a background in musical theater in addition to starring in successful movies like the new Best Man Holiday, which had a great box office opening, much to the shock of critics who think movies with black people in the cast can’t do well.
9. Zachary Quinto
Those eyebrows should win the title on their own. Zachary Quinto’s having a great year, what with Star Trek Into Darkness and his stint on American Horror Story last season. He’s got plenty of talent and charisma, not to mention unusual good looks. Oh, and did I mention he’s gay? We’ve already established that doesn’t exist as far as the history of the Sexiest Man Alive is concerned.
10. Frank Ocean
Look, it’s a musician! And a musician who’s lauded for his incredible talent and not for dating supermodels or wearing ripped T-shirts (sorry Adam Levine). Frank made such a name for himself in the music industry last year that he won two Grammys. At 26, he’s the youngest guy on this list, which means he probably doesn’t have a chance at the title for a long time, but it would be a great way for People to show that they care about evolving talent.
11. Will Arnett
Apparently it’s impossible for a comedian to be Sexiest Man Alive, even though every woman lists “sense of humor” as one of the most important qualities for her dream man. Arrested Development had a great comeback year, but it’s still probably not quite mainstream enough to warrant People‘s attention. That’s a shame, because despite Will’s questionable tan, I find him very attractive.
Another musician! Drake’s had a great year, taking home the Grammy for Best Rap Album at February’s ceremony. Plus, he’s Wheelchair Jimmy, so the youngsters love him. He also looks really great in a tux. At 27, he’s probably a little young for the title as well, but a few years down the line, who knows what will happen.
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