Elba, who was revealed as the victor on Monday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, follows in the equally sexy footsteps of previous winners including David Beckham, Mel Gibson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. And while the actor was not available to receive the honor in person, he did video chat with Jimmy Fallon for a brief moment.Elba was more than happy to wear the mantle of "Sexiest Man Alive".
According to People magazine, the 46-year-old actor was dumbfounded after discovering the crown of the "Sexiest Man Alive" upon his head. "It was a nice surprise - an ego boost for sure." he said.
In typical self-deprecating fashion, after learning about the accolade, the star of Thor and American Gangster said: "I was like, 'Come on, no way". I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.' But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. The actor said his parents were strict and he got picked on often while attending an all-boys school despite playing an array of sports including football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby.
He proposed to his model girlfriend, Sabrina Dhowre, 29, in February.
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Demi's visit to LA comes after it was reported that she is considering not returning to the Southern California city permanently. According to People magazine , Twitter users claim to have seen Demi at Universal Studio's Halloween Horror Nights on Friday.
His most retweeted tweet so far was a cheeky closeup photo of his face with a filter in which he wrote, "My name's Elba, Idris Elba".
Elba shared the cover to the November 19th issue on Twitter. "Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers", he revealed during the interview.
The star was preceded by Blake Shelton who won last year's coveted title much to the surprise of many.
For now, the actor strives to live with as few regrets as possible. 'I think everyone should adopt the philosophy that tomorrow is not promised so just go for it today, man.