Being named the “Sexiest Man Alive” is a tough gig, but Michael B. Jordan is up for the task. The actor revealed that his new moniker makes him the target of plenty of jokes from his close friends.
In an interview with PEOPLE, Jordan detailed how his boys can’t wait to throw in his face that he holds the title of being the “Sexiest Man Alive.” He notes that they ramp up their attacks “when they’re trying to be obnoxious and bother me.”
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“Everything I do, it’s like, ‘Ooh, Sexiest Man Alive. He uses a straw. Oh my God! He opened that can. Sexiest Man. So sexy.’ The harassment doesn’t stop,” he says.
Since he’s being voted in, Jordan now has his eyes on getting more titles than George Clooney. “But now I know George Clooney has been Sexiest Man Alive a few times, so listen, Clooney, I’m coming for you. Let’s try to run it!” Jordan jokes.
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In an appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” Jordan mentioned how his new title is a “blessing and a curse.’ He said, “All my boys, in every group chat … constantly roasting me,” Jordan said. “Everything I do, it’s like, ‘Oh, the Sexiest Man Alive is taking off his jacket,’ or ‘Look at the way he wears a shirt.’ ‘He eats like the Sexiest Man Alive.’ “
While his friends may be clowning him, he has the approval of his mother and his aunties. Jordan continued, “But on the other hand, my mom and my aunts, they have [the magazine] kinda vacuum-sealed, Saran-wrapped, up on the mantel. They bought every issue off the newsstand. Every one.”
Besides being the “Sexiest Man Alive,” Jordan’s film career isn’t doing so bad. He’s been promoting his latest movie Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Next, he’ll appear in Journal for Jordan, directed by Denzel Washington and he’ll star in and direct Creed III, which is set to be released on Thanksgiving 2022.